Quarries of Botswana major factor in Balete land saga

Geoff Budlender PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Geoff Budlender PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

In the ongoing legal battle between Bamalete and government over Forest Hill 9-KO, the State contends the issue of the rightful owners of the farm was determined by the Court of Appeal (CoA) in the 2011 Quarries of Botswana case. Mmegi staffer MOMPATI TLHANKANE dwells on both parties’ arguments and looks back at the case on which the government bases its core argument.

One of the main issues in the appeal is whether the Quarries of Botswana case determined the constitutionality of the Farm’s acquisition.

The Quarries of Botswana case primarily concerned a company operating a granite quarry and its use of heavy haulage trucks on a road, privately funded, which runs through Mokolodi village and the Farm.

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