Khama pleads with court to remove Serogola

Ian Khama PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Ian Khama PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Former President and Bagammanwato Kgosikgolo, Ian Khama, has dragged Minister of Local Government and Rural Development (currently Kgotla Autlwetse) before court demanding installation of his chosen regent, Seretse Peter Khama.

He wants his uncle, Serogola Seretse, removed from the position he resumed in 2022 following the expulsion of Sediegeng Kgamane. Ian, through his attorney Tapiwa Abel, last week filed a case at the Maun High Court with Khama and Seretse Peter Khama as first and second applicants while the Minister and Attorney General are first and second respondents.

According to their notice of motion, Ian wants the court to order a writ of mandamus (An order from a court to an inferior government official ordering the government official to properly fulfil their official duties or correct an abuse of discretion) compelling the minister to perform his statutory duty under Section 7(2) of the Bogosi Act (Cap 41:01) granted in the following terms: The former presidents wants the minister to be ordered to appoint Seretse Peter Khama as Motshwarelela Bogosi (regent) of the Bagammangwato tribe by an appointing notice published in the Government Gazette. He also wants the court to command the minister to publish the said appointing notice in the Gazette within 30 days of delivery of the court order.

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