Khamas push Khumaga, Moreomaoto residents to court

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A long-standing land dispute between the government and residents of Khumaga and Moreomaoto has pushed villagers to seek legal recourse on the matter to block a looming forcible displacement.

Failure by the two sides to reach common ground has left the concerned populations fearing dispossession of heritage, livelihoods and land, due to what they believe to be negotiation in bad faith by government in a heated altercation emanating from authorities’ planned expansion of the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, westwards into Khumaga village.

Makgadikgadi Pans Landscape, which is located in the northeast of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) and southeast of the Okavango Delta, is regarded as one of the highest human-wildlife conflict areas in the country.  The disputed fence realignment move will enclose the Boteti River within the Park which is just a stone’s  throw from Khumaga village.

Editor's Comment
Gov’t, Balete should bury the hatchet

The acrimony that seemingly characterised the relationship between the Malete Land Board on behalf of the Botswana government and Kgosi Mosadi Seboko and the tribe, should now be water under the bridge as the tribe has finally gotten what it has been fighting for - the land.Kgosi Mosadi has articulated an instance upon which she was allegedly summoned to the State House by the Head of State, Mokgweetsi Masisi where the former claimed she was...

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