Serule councillor, Dikgosi at loggerhead

SERULE: The calmness and peacefulness of Serule village is all but a façade. The small village is embroiled in a bitter tussle between the traditional leadership and the councillor Meshack Mabutho.

P680,000 project at the centre of conflict

At the centre of the conflict is a P680,000 project, which the councillor says is at risk of being stolen from the community. In a heated Kgotla meeting on Monday, some residents called for the sacking of Mabutho, after dikgosi pronounced strained relations between them and the councillor. Kgosana Keitsemodimo Keraetswe told the meeting that there is no peace in the Kgotla, and that the councillor doubts the legitimacy of Kgosi Oletile Modisa. Keraetswe said the councillor has also questioned what he viewed as Kgosi’s close relationship with the losing candidates in last year’s general elections.

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Bravo police for prompt action

It is also hurting that whilst we all know that the Botswana Police Service (BPS) is charged functionally with the duties to investigate all forms of crime, some locals have resorted to taking the law into their own hands. It is very wrong to do that. There is also a possibility that one may wrongfully take the life of a person in the process, unless it is a justifiable case of self-defence. Recently, in the city of Francistown, some locals found...

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