Bakgatla stand-off ridiculous

Four years on, the stand-off between the government and Bakgatla royals is raging, making life difficult for the ordinary man in the Kgatleng District to get services and enjoy life without having to watch over their shoulder.

The stand-off has not only divided the royal family, it also has the potential to divide the tribe and cause unrest in the district and the nation.  It all started after the death of Kgosi Linchwe and the arrival on the scene of his now prodigal son, Kgafela Kgafela.

Kgafela reintroduced initiation schools and other traditional rituals over which Bakgatla and fanatics of Tswana culture were ululating across the borders.  The 'happy hour' was shortlived, however, and then came the illegal flogging of members of the public and subsequent criminal and civil court cases.

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