Brouhaha at Mmadinare bogosi meeting

MMADINARE: A disgruntled group took on Bangwato regent Kgosi Sediegeng Kgamane at a Kgotla meeting called to discuss the royal succession in Mmadinare recently.

As soon as Kgamane had made his speech, members of the group took turns slamming the decision to make Kebuileng Mphoeng the successor to retiring Kgosi Phokontsi Seeletso. The first speaker said there was a tendency of the tribal leadership at the Bangwato capital of Serowe to appoint chiefs for Mmadinare. "We have since written a letter to the minister about Mphoeng's legitimacy and now you bring the news of endorsing him.

We need justice. We do not oppose the installation of Mphoeng, but history should not supersede our rights," he said. Said a man known as Keoganetswe Marumo: "Here we talk of Mmadinare chieftainship that is being appointed and assigned from Serowe. We are saying every village has the right to appoint its own leader, not a leader imposed from Serowe," he said. He added that the villagers should meet again to identify their own chief according to hierarchy. "This was never done because Serowe authorities impose chiefs here. As a result, assigned chiefs advance their own interests, not those of the Mmadinare community," the man said.

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