Funds sourced for headmen of arbitration

The Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Slumber Tsogwane said they have secured funding for the 286 headmen of Arbitration, who have remained unpaid for years.

He told Parliament last week that his ministry had been failing to pay those dikgosi due to funding constraints. Now the funds have been secured, he said, but did not disclose how much was sourced.

 “This we believe will go a long way in ensuring Bogosi continues to be relevant. We have communicated with them that we will clear their debts very soon. The aim of my ministry is to improve and resource tribal administration. To respond to the resource plight, we started refurbishing a number of Dikgotla from 2013/14 financial year,” Tsogwane revealed.

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