Sekgoma II

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Sekgoma II
King (Kgosi) of Bechuanaland, Ruler of the Bangwato people of central Botswana, Paramount Chief of the bamaNgwato
Reign 1923–1925
Predecessor Khama III
Successor Seretse II
Born 1869
Died 17 November 1925 (aged 55–56)
Spouse Tebogo Kebailele
Issue 3 sons and 1 daughter by 3 wives
Full name
Sekgoma II Khala
House Khala
Father Khama III (1872, 1875–1923)
Mother Elizabeth MmaBessie

Sekgoma (or Sekhome) II (1869 – November 17, 1925) was the king of the Bamangwato people of Bechuanaland in modern-day Botswana.

He was the son of King Khama III by his first wife, Mma-Besi. In 1923, Sekgoma II ascended the throne at the age of 54 upon the death of his father. However, his reign was short and only lasted two years. Sekgoma's son, Seretse II, was too young at the time to ascend the throne, and Tshekedi Khama, Sekgoma's younger brother, acted as regent.