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Michael Dingake

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Michael Kitso Dingake (born 11 February 1928, Bobonong, died 7 April 2024) was a Botswana political activist and writer.[1] In 1966 he was sentenced to 15 years on Robben Island. He was released in 1981. He worked at the University of Botswana.

In 1992 he entered national politics, becoming vice-president of the Botswana National Front in 1993 and entering the National Assembly as MP for Gaborone Central in 1994. In 1998 he led the breakaway Botswana Congress Party, but lost his seat to Margaret Nasha of the Botswana Democratic Party in 1999.

He retired from politics in 2004. Since then, he became a weekly columnist for the newspaper Mmegi.[2]

Dingake died on 7 April 2024, at the age of 96.[3]

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  1. "Michael Kitson Dingake (1928-)". Archived from the original on 2011-09-29. Retrieved 2014-10-26.
  2. Morton, Fred; Ramsay, Jeff; Mgadla, Part Themba (2008). "Dingake, Michael Kitso (1928-)". Historical Dictionary of Botswana. African Historical Dictionaries. Vol. 108 (4th ed.). Metuchen, New Jersey: Scarecrow Press. pp. 92–3. ISBN 978-0-8108-5467-3.
  3. "Michael Kitso Dingake laid to rest". Mmegi Online. 14 April 2024. Retrieved 15 April 2024.