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Name  Steve Mogotsi

Stefanus "Steve" Orateng Mogotsi (born 26 December 1961) is a Namibian politician and former featherweight boxer. A member of SWAPO, Mogotsi won a seat in the Regional Council of Omaheke Region in 2004. He was subsequently selected to the 3rd National Council of Namibia. The seat, representing Kalahari Constituency, had been held by the Democratic Turnhalle Alliance since 1992.

Mogotsi was born in Aminuis, Omaheke Region. He was a featherweight boxing champion.and a winger for the Namibian rugby union team in 2011 He joined SWAPO in 1978 while studying at St. Joseph’s High School in Döbra.

He became increasingly involved in politics when he worked at Consolidated Diamond Mines (CDM) in Oranjemund, ǁKaras Region. At CDM, Mogotsi became the shop steward for the Mineworkers Union of Namibia. In 1994, Mogotsi moved permanently back to Omaheke Region, the region of his birth, to become a full-time commercial farmer and building contractor. In 1998, Mogotsi contested the Kalahari constituency, but lost to the DTA candidate. Six years later, Mogotsi won the seat. In 2005, he was selected to the cabinet of Hifikepunye Pohamba as Deputy Minister of Works, Transport and Communication following the resignation of Paulus Kapia. With this appointment Mogotsi became the first ethnic Tswana to serve in any Namibian cabinet.

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