Bakgatla reject Presidential Commission


Commission Chairman Maruping Dibotelo. PIC MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Commission Chairman Maruping Dibotelo. PIC MORERI SEJAKGOMO

MOCHUDI: Bakgatla-ba-Kgafela have reiterated their Kgosikgolo's plea for the Constitution to allow their tribe to establish an independent homeland in the country ruled by their chief. Bakgatla are also resolute that chiefs should be given more powers, amongst others.

Giving their views at a Commission of Inquiry into the review of the Constitution of Botswana in a Kgotla meeting on Wednesday in Mochudi, Bakgatla were adamant about their dissatisfaction with the fact that Kgosi Kgafela II was regarded as deranged when he first pushed for the review in 2010.

Amongst other concerns from the tribe was that dikgosi are powerless as a result of the current Constitution. One of Mochudi residents, Kabelo Mooketsi said they do not agree with the Constitution and therefore believe it is for ‘swindlers’.

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