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KATLEGO BAGWASI

Botswana & Oriel 2010 (23 February 1986 - 12 February 2016)

KATLEGO BAGWASI

Ms Bagwasi tragically died far too young and is greatly missed by classmates and Rhodes House staff alike. She read for the BCL and for an MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice whilst a Rhodes Scholar in Oxford. She taught Public International Law in the Law Department at the University of Botswana where she was also the Legal Clinic Coordinator at the university. From 2009 to 2010, she was a practicing attorney at Monthe Marumo & Company. Following this she was based at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon at The Hague, where she worked in the Appeals Chamber, working closely with judges and assisting them in the research of fair judgments and the writings of their decisions. She expressed a hope "to be part of the people who were in the solution for maintaining world peace". Warden Don Markwell recalled that she: "was the embodiment of warm and irrepressible enthusiasm, with so much to offer. Of all the delightful Rhodes Scholars of my time as Warden of Rhodes House, she was truly one of the most delightful - her radiant smile and an encouraging word always at the ready. It is so hard to believe, and even harder to accept, that she is gone." If anyone would like to send condolences to her husband and family, please email: katlego.bagwasi.kidisil@gmail.com.