Basubiya and Batawana in Chobe fight over Land

A conflict between Batawana residing at Kachikau in the Chobe and Basubiya of Kavimba has erupted over the access to the Kavimba Historical sites.

The crux of the issue is over acess to Batawana Royal Cemetery which houses the burial site of Kgosi Sekgoma Letsholathebe I and his son David.

Sekgoma Letsholathebe and his followers settled in Kachikau following a conflict in the Batawana tribe. The conflict over who was to become the leader resulted in the formation of a group called Ba Sekgoma who followed Sekgoma Letsholathebe to Chobe while the other group remained in Ngamiland under Tawana Mathiba. He was buried in Kavimba while his son David who was killed by a lion was later buried next to his father’s grave.

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