Kgoshi (Chief) Billy Sekwane Mampuru III of BaPedi ba Mamone traditional authority under BaPedi Kingdom, South Africa has passed on.
He was crowned in 1999 after his mother had reigned as regent. He hails from the mampuru royal house, part of the larger Sekhukune royal family that reigns the BaPedi kingdom.
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He is the great grandson of Kgoshi Mampuru ii who was hanged in 1883 for killing his brother King Sekhukune of BaPedi due to throne succession issues.
He passes on two days after the death of his cousin King Victor Thulare iii Sekhukune of BaPedi. May he rest in eternal peace. His son Kgoshi Mampuru IV succeeds him as paramount chief
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