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Ga-Malete Kgosi, Kgosi Mosadi Seboko has asked her tribe to support her and come in larger numbers at the Court of Appeal tomorrow (Tuesday) where they are battling with the State over dispossession of their farmland.

When addressing her community at the tribe’s cultural event dubbed, “Letsatsi La Barwa Kgodumo, Letsatsi La Ngwao” at Ramotswa Kgotla Kgolo ya Gamalete on Saturday, Kgosi Mosadi said she was going to fight with everything she has for their land. She called on the community to support her during the difficult time saying Balete need the land because the government had already taken most of their land and people have no grazing land and neither farms. “We are still going to fight for our land till the end. Balete bought that land with intension of extending their village. All the land in Ga-Malete is gone. It has been taken away from us. We are not saying people from other tribes should not be allocated land in Ramotswa. All we are calling for is for the government to let us keep our farmland. It is the only inheritance left for our children and us. If the government takes it, how are our people, more especially the less privileged, going to survive?” she said.

Kgosi Mosadi added that her tribe and forefathers who then put its title deed in her forefather’s names bought the land. She added that it was surprising that the government wanted to dispossess their land while white people owned many farmlands all across the country. She highlighted that only a few citizens owned farmlands. Kgosi Mosadi further said there were people who badmouthed her in her community and cautioned them against doing so, saying if she loses the land they as Balete would also have lost. She said they were in trying times where they need to be united as the community. Even though she called on her tribe to accompany her to court, she pleaded with them not to cause chaos. She said buses would be available at different dikgotla across the village for all members who are willing to support the course. The government has for a long time been engaged in a bitter war with the tribe over the farmland known as Hill 9-KO. It has been an unending war when government informed the tribe that it was time for the cessation of the tribe’s ownership of the farms by cancelling its title deed.

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