Kweneng Land Board loses land allocation case against employees

The land board has been in legal tussle with nine employees
The land board has been in legal tussle with nine employees

Kweneng Land Board has suffered a major loss against the Ministry of Lands, Water and Sanitation employees as the Court of Appeal (CoA) rejected its appeal.

The land board has been in legal tussle with nine employees who accused the Land Board of failing to subdivide and allocate them ploughing fields despite the approval of their application to that effect in 2019. The Land Board had failed to file court documents including an answering affidavit when the matter was first brought against it.

The Land Board had then tried to use COVID-19 as one of the reasons for it to have failed to file on time, but the High Court rejected the excuse. After its loss at the trial court, the Land Board then filed an appeal with the CoA, which was subsequently rejected on the basis that its actions and omissions were not just random events of breach of rules but a wholesale infraction of rules of court and disregard or disobedience of its orders. When dismissing the appeal, Justice Lakhvinder Singh Walia said at the High Court, the Board was remiss at every stage of the proceedings.

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