Chadibe chief makes fresh claim to disputed ward

*"We are not bound by Kgamane's ruling," he says
* "I am yet to be briefed on the matter," says Israel Molema of Borolong
* Kgosi Radipitse of Tonota says: "It's their problem"

CHADIBE: It was a function organised by village authorities to celebrate the origin and history of Chadibe at the village's main kgotla on December 29. However, they may have stirred a hornet's nest and consequently broken an uneasy truce with their neighbouring Borolong village over a disputed ward located between the two villages.There has been simmering tension between the two adjacent villages over the ward, which in Chadibe is called Dikgathong while Borolong residents refer to as Mpatane. Residents of both villages also call the ward, Shongochena. 

A few years ago, Bangwato Regent, Sediegeng Kgamane was asked to mediate in the dispute and he ruled that the ward belonged to Borolong. It is well-known that Chadibe community authorities disagreed with Kgamane's ruling, but there was a hiatus in the controversy surrounding the ward. But on December 29, Chadibe community leaders, particularly Kgosi Aaron Boy Nyambe took to the podium, and in expounding about the village origin and history, he (Nyambe) said the ward belongs to Chadibe. In the audience was Kgosi Radipitse Radipitse of Tonota who was an invited guest, and a delegation from Borolong.  Kgosi Israel Molema of Borolong apparently could not make it to the celebrations and had delegated Botogile Padipadi, the headman of Sebina ward in Borolong to represent him.

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