Another man lays claim to Ratholo chieftaincy

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Just two weeks after Albert Direkileng approached the High Court challenging the appointment of Ditshotlo Mangadi as Ratholo chief, another resident, Oriah Jordan Phukula has also approached the courts claiming to be the rightful heir to the throne.

In the application, Phukula cited the Attorney General (on behalf of the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Slumber Tsogwane), and Mangadi as first and second respondents respectively. Just like in the Direkileng’s case, Lobatse High Court judge, Abednigo Tafa, will hear Phukula’s application.

In his founding affidavit, Phukula wants the court to declare the report of Barolong regent Kgosi Motshegare that was presented to Tribal Administration null and void. Early this year, Bangwato Regent Kgosi Sediegeng Kgamane assigned Motshegare to investigate the dispute and present a report to bring an end to the impasse. Phukula wants Mangadi relieved from his duties as Ratholo Kgosi and him (Phukula) be appointed with immediate effect. Kgosi Motshegare’s delegation meeting of August 23, 2016, influenced the minister’s decision.

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