Land fight may lead to exhumation

Graveyard in Molepolole. PIC: KAGISO ONKATSWITSE
Graveyard in Molepolole. PIC: KAGISO ONKATSWITSE

MOLEPOLOLE: A Molepolole family may be forced to exhume the bones of their patriarch should the Land Tribunal rule in favour of the businessman who claims ownership to a piece of land the old man is buried in.

Businessman Clement Kgosiemang told Mmegi that the Mokopotsa family buried their father Gaorutwe Mokopotsa on the piece of land “even though the magistrates’ court had ruled in my favour”.  Kgosiemang explained he bought the piece of land from one Kgopolo Thipa, who has since died. The field is located at Ratlhomelang ward and had proper papers, said the businessman.

“Thipa transferred the plot to me in 1995 before he died. However in 2008 the VDC erected a fence around my plot and built a toilet. Although I advised them that they were encroaching on my land, they refused to remove the structures, thus I approached the magistrates’ court, which issued an eviction order against them. They would not comply with the result then I applied for contempt of court against the VDC chairperson who the court sent to jail for 16 weeks,” he said.

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