Mmegi Online :: New twist in Tlokweng land row
Banners
Banners
Banners
Banners
Last Updated
Thursday 20 September 2018, 12:14 pm.
Banners
New twist in Tlokweng land row

The 20-year dispute between the Tlokweng Land Board and the Matlapeng family over a piece of land in the village, took a new turn on Monday when the land authority removed a fence around the property.
By Mpho Mokwape Wed 12 Nov 2014, 15:23 pm (GMT +2)
Mmegi Online :: New twist in Tlokweng land row








The fence’s removal was in line with a June Land Tribunal decision that found that the family had illegally erected the fence, effectively kraaling several homes within the two square kilometre piece of land.

The land, located in Metlhabeng ward, has witnessed topsy-turvy legal battles between the Land Board and the family, which were heightened when the family leased part of the area to the World Community Counselling Centre.

The family also fenced the plot resulting in some residents, who were allocated plots there by the Land Board, finding themselves locked within the church.

Empowered by the Land Tribunal’s judgement, the Land Board on Monday sent yellow monsters to take down the fence.

A Mmegi news crew on the scene, witnessed land authority hard at work removing structures supporting the fence and placing them to the side.

Land Board officials on the site told Mmegi that some church members had attempted to intimidate them and block the removal of the fence.

“We met a couple of church members who initially wanted to intimidate us and our team but after the Pastor’s intervention, they backed off and we managed

Banners

to continue with our work”, said one official, adding that, “We had to be considerate when removing the fence so that the family can use it again if they wish to, instead of tearing everything down”.

As the Mmegi photographer snapped the removal of the fence, church officials carrying a video and still camera were also recording the action and capturing everyone who arrived on the site.

The latest developments come after the Matlapeng family failed to comply with a July 21 Land Tribunal deadline to remove the fence or incur both the costs of removal as well as a fine of P500.

The Matlapeng family argues that the land rightfully belongs to them, as it was previously a farm field, while the Land Board disputes this.

A previous ruling had directed that no developments, except those by government, take place on the plot, as the matter continues.

The removal of the fence is only part of a broader legal battle, which dates back to 1990 and centres on the correct extent and acquisition of the late Pilanyane Matlapeng’s field situated in Metlhabeng ward.

Subscribe to our Newsletter
Banners
Banners
Banners


News
Banners
Banners
Exchange Rates
FOREIGN EXCHANGE: Wednesday, 17 Jan 2018
FOREIGN / PULA
PULA / FOREIGN
1 USD = Pula   9.7656
1 GBP = Pula   13.4590
1 EUR = Pula   11.9617
1 YEN = Pula   0.0882
1 ZAR = Pula   0.7938
1 Pula = USD   0.1024
1 Pula = GBP   0.0743
1 Pula = EUR   0.0836
1 Pula = YEN   11.34
1 Pula = ZAR   1.2597
Subscribe to our Newsletter
have a story? Send us a Tip
Banners
  • Previous
    The Predator
    Next
    Masa Centre
    ::: Friday 14 Sep - Thursday 20 Sep :::
    The Predator
    The Nun
    Mile 22
    Crazy Rich Asians
    Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation
  • Previous
    The Nun
    Next
    Riverwalk
    ::: Friday 14 Sep - Thursday 20 Sep :::
    The Nun
    The Predator
    Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation
    The Equalizer 2
  • Previous
    The Meg
    Next
    Gamecity
    ::: Friday 10 Aug - Sunday 07 Aug :::
    The Meg
    Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
    The Predator
    The Nun
    Mile 22
    Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation
    The Equalizer 2
Selefu
Maruping go a boelwa.
Banners
Banners
istanbul escort