Matimela Act proposals irk Kgatleng cllrs

MOCHUDI: Kgatleng councillors have taken a dim view of the planned amendments to the Matimela Act, saying the proposals may unfairly burden tribal authorities with the problem of stray livestock.

In the proposed amendments, presented to the councillors by Assistant Minister, Local Government and Rural Development, Botlogile Tshireletso, tribal authorities will be required to forward reports of stray livestock within 14 days of receiving them.

Under the current law, any chief, sub-chief or headman who receives a report of matimela (lost cattle) is required to pass the information to a matimela officer within 30 days. People coming across matimela are also required to report them to tribal authorities or face a fine.

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