One of Botswana’s finest. Dr. Morulaganyi Lochinvar Andrew (MLA) Kgasa is a pioneer Setswana lexicographer. He is the writer of the first monolingual Setswana dictionary “Thanodi ya Setswana ya dikole”. He was born in Kanye on April 16th 1914. He died on August 10, 2001, at the age of 87. He was the grandson of Motsatsing, whose origins are Barungwane from Kgatleng in Moshupa. MLA (as he was later to become known) was the third son of Tekonyane Dilotsotlhe and Reverend Andrew Kgasa, who was one of the first Batswana ministers of religion in the London Missionary Society (LMS). Kgasa is a graduate of Lovedale. Lovedale was a mission station and educational institute in the Victoria East division of the Cape Province, South Africa. In 1942 he graduated from Fort Hare. Later he taught at Tigerkoof and Lovedale. Some of the people he was proud to have taught at Tigerkloof and Lovedale were the former Presidents Sir Seretse Khama and Sir Ketumile Masire, former Speaker of Parliament Rre Moutlakgola Ngwako and former member of Parliament Rre Goareng Mosinyi. Kgasa is one of Botswana’s finest.