Gov’t, Balete should bury the hatchet

Now that the apex court, Botswana’s Court of Appeal (CoA) has upheld the decision of a lower court that Forest Hill 9-KO indeed belongs to the Balete tribe, assumption is that the land dispute, which has been raging on for about two decades, is now over.

The acrimony that seemingly characterised the relationship between the Malete Land Board on behalf of the Botswana government and Kgosi Mosadi Seboko and the tribe, should now be water under the bridge as the tribe has finally gotten what it has been fighting for - the land.

Kgosi Mosadi has articulated an instance upon which she was allegedly summoned to the State House by the Head of State, Mokgweetsi Masisi where the former claimed she was requested to surrender the piece of Balete land to the State and the tribe would be rewarded with the same land at a later stage. On behalf of the tribe, Kgosi Mosadi claimed that she rejected the offer from the highest office in the land as the matter was already before the CoA. Kgosi Mosadi was reportedly worried at the tone of the President whose actions suggested a man who wanted to interfere with the judicial processes.

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