Gov't dragged to court over new Land Act

Gilbert Sesinyi PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Gilbert Sesinyi PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Land activist, Gilbert Sesinyi of Botswana Land Movement, says they intend to sue government over the ‘abrupt’ enactment of the Tribal Land Act of 2018.

Addressing a press briefing on Ascension Day, Sesinyi bemoaned that Land Boards are not ready to implement the land act and this he says is disadvantaging Batswana hence they intend to approach courts over delays in processes at Land Boards.

“This new Tribal Land Act, we had hoped we could give government time to explain to Batswana and other stakeholders about the new act. We need to know how our livelihoods would be affected. A press conference to explain the same was postponed. We cannot sit back hence we come forward to ask questions,” he said, adding that they identified two matters from the Act which he said were consequential.


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