Attorneys suggest non-punitive solutions for Mogo land issues

Kgang Kgang
Kgang Kgang

While Kweneng Land Board had initially threatened to revoke all land transfers done by Mogoditshane Sub Land Board ‘illegally’, attorneys from Monthe Marumo & Co have called for a conversation with all those involved to resolve the matter.

Botswana Tribal and Land Authority (BATLA) chairperson, Kgang Kgang, and also the Kweneng Land Board chair on Friday led a delegation to Mogoditshane-Thamaga District Council to discuss the Compensation In Kind Policy employed for land transfers in Mogoditshane. According to Kgang Kgang, in 2020 when he was first elected to the Kweneng Land Board, he was told that people were waiting for their plots after their land was taken from them. He said the main Land Board had stopped this because they suspected the Compensation In Kind Policy was unlawful.

He said they went to benchmark at Kgatleng where they found that the people had allocated plots within their fields. Kgang said the matter was different. He said they found a judgment in a matter involving the Kgatleng Land Board where it was ruled that the sub-Land Board had no powers to subdivide plots. He said the procedure is that sub-Land Boards can only refer such cases to the main Land Board. Kgang said they looked at the mess at Mogoditshane after hearing all those involved in the cases they sought legal opinion from Monthe Marumo & Co. The legal advice Speaking on behalf of the law firm, attorney Phenyo Sekape said for some years now they have been trying to fight and find a solution.

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