Khama III

born с 1837, Mushu, Bechuanaland
died Feb. 21, 1923, Serowe

South African chief.

In 1885 he had Bechuanaland (now Botswana) declared a protectorate of the British Empire. He lent reinforcements to the British expedition that crushed Lobengula in 1893. His grandson Sir Seretse Khama (1921–80) was the first president of independent Botswana (r. 1966–80).

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▪ Ngwato chief
byname  Khama The Good, Khama  also spelled  Kgama 
born c. 1837, , Mushu, Bechuanaland [now Botswana]
died Feb. 21, 1923, Serowe

      southern African chief who allied himself with British colonizers in the area.

      Khama was converted to Christianity in 1860, and after more than a decade of dissension among his supporters and those loyal to his father, he succeeded to the paramount chieftainship of the Ngwato (Mangwato, or Bamangwato) people in 1875. In 1885 Khama III had Bechuanaland declared a protectorate of the British Empire. He used British support to secure his northern borders from attacks by Lobengula's (Lobengula) Ndebele kingdom (now in Zimbabwe) and his eastern borders from the Boer republic of the Transvaal (now in the Republic of South Africa). He lent reinforcements to the British expedition that crushed Lobengula in 1893. In 1895 Khama traveled to England and pleaded successfully against a British plan to annex Bechuanaland to the territory of the British South Africa Company, thereby blocking the company's acquisition of commercial and administrative rights in Bechuanaland.

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