Bangwato royals fight all powerful subject

Masisi, Autlwetse and Kgamane in Serowe PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES
Masisi, Autlwetse and Kgamane in Serowe PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES

Who is the chief and who are his subjects? Who is the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development and what authority does he have over Dikgosi? These are the questions lingering in many people’s minds following the conflict between Bangwato Kgosi, Ian Khama, his uncles, Bangwato royals and the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Kgotla Autlwetse.

Khama and his uncles accuse Autlwetse of failing to act as a neutral arbiter in the failed reconciliation talks between Khama and his successor, President Mokgweetsi Masisi. Autlwetse on the other hand has since given a stern warning to Bangwato regent Kgosi Sediegeng Kgamane.

He has instructed Kgamane to never convene a kgotla meeting at the Serowe Kgotla or at any other Kgotla, to discuss debate or deal with any matter pertaining to, or which involves Khama and any of his family members.

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