Bamalete’s 20 years of blood, sweat and tears

Bamalete celebrating court victory PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Bamalete celebrating court victory PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

From 2003, government and Bamalete were engaged in negotiations regarding the government's intention to acquire Forest Hill 9-KO. The farm’s acquisition dates back to 1925 when Bamalete bought it for investment purposes.

The tribe contributed to raising the £3,000 then required to purchase the land from Aaron Siew. In the same year, a title deed was issued by the Deeds Registry in the names of the then kgosi on behalf of the tribe.

To this day, the title deed is in the name of kgosi for and on behalf of the tribe and according to the Court of Appeal, that will not change. According to Mmegi archives, the government indicated in 2003 that it needed 1,000 hectares of the farm, which had been included within the Gaborone Development Plan 1997–2021.

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