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Mosupatsela Karabo Vika Moleah, 1990–2016


Mosupatsela Karabo Vika Moleah, 1990–2016



In 1990 Karabo was born in Delaware, the second child of Alfred and Thabisile Moleah.

At age 5 the family moved to South Africa to usher in the end of apartheid. Even at that age he had already laid out his plans for becoming a lawyer, insisting he would return to the US to attend law school. At age 10, the family moved to Vienna, Austria. There he had some of the most important years of his development at the American International School, where he met several of his life-long friends. In addition to discovering a love for skateboarding. At 15, following the untimely death of his father, Karabo returned to South Africa, completing his high school at Crawford College North Coast. There he excelled in oratory and debate.

For his undergraduate studies, he went on to attend Temple University in Philadelphia, where he graduated cum laude in criminal justice. His love of debate and his passion for persuasive speech continued, culminating with strong performances in national mock trial tournaments. Following undergrad, he was accepted to the University of Notre Dame for law school, where he was known as a “bringer of change” to the class of 2016.

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Law Student Karabo Moleah dies, The Observer, student newspaper

Notre Dame Law community celebrates life of Karabo Moleah by Catherine Owers,The Observer student newspaper

Notre Dame community remembers Karabo Moleah by Kati Galioto, The Observer student newspaper

Notre Dame Community Mourns the Loss of 3L Mosupatsela Karabo Vika Moleah by Dean Nell Jessup Newton, Joseph A. Matson Dean and Professor of Law

MMU: Rest in Peace Karabo editor, Brian Isreal. Statements and pictures from classmates.

View memorial Go-Fund-Me page.

Mosupatsela Karabo Vika Moleah, 1990–2016