Balete, gov't in court over Kgale farms

Kgosikgolo Mosadi Seboko
Kgosikgolo Mosadi Seboko

Balete, who are engrossed in a bitter legal war with the government over the Kgale Farms, have been given until May 15, 2019 to file their papers.

Last week the pair appeared before court for a status hearing where the tribe’s attorney indicated that they have not filed their replying papers on the government suit. 

Balete attorney, Oteng Motlhala told Mmegi that they had failed to respond to government’s founding affidavit because of the nature of its content and the documents attached. 

“Most of the documents attached are old from the archives and the content alleged on the affidavit needed a lot of research. We could not file on time because of that,” he said. 

He added that they have been given time to file and that they will be back in court on May 20. 

The Land Board is suing Kgosikgolo Mosadi Seboko and the Gamalete Development Trust for the title deeds to Kgale Farms in respect to the remaining extent of the Farm Forest Hill 9-KO. 

According to court documents, the farms in question date back to 1925 when Balete bought a farm known as Forest Hill 9-KO farm for investment purposes. The tribe contributed to raising the 3,000 Sterling Pounds required to purchase the land from Aaron Siew. To this day, the title deed is in the name of Kgosikgolo for and on behalf of the tribe.

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