Ha ah, Don’t you Dare

Semali Moeti., known as Rakgadi Rakgadi a Setswana term meaning aunt, did an obituary at the funeral of late Lebonang khitsane that shocked the nation. During the obituary she exposed family secrets on live television, and was lauded as one of the champions in 2020 for doing so.

A family unit is never perfect and there are a few rotten apples amongst families. The norm for dealing with these rotten apples is to  sit down as a family and discuss what is not sitting well with us however, Rakgadi has taught the nation how to utilize a platform when formal/informal platform are inaccessible.  What she has done at her brother funeral is what we call leadership, exposing the reason why her late bother was not a happy man while he was alive.

The words she used when she was confronted with telling the truth is: “Ha ah don’t you dare…” and these words have been in use ever since. On the streets these words are used to jokingly caution people from acting in whatever manner that might seem untoward.

Rakgadi has since gained a lot of followers and have been the face of those that speak the truth without a filter. She goes with a hashtag #RakgadiOfTheNation


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Khanya Mali is a marketing and brand communications enthusiast with a penchant for building brands on both client and advertising agencies and a “creative” in his own right. “Insights are the bark to every wondering creative work”