Simon's lone battle

"What exactly do you want to know? If we find out that you are working for the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) we will find you and kill you!" he says with unrestrained passion.

He repeats the threat four times over the phone, with conviction.The young man, Nhlanhla Simon, introduces himself as chief of the Amandebele of Botswana. Between the 5th and 10th December 2012, Mmegi received three copies of letters sent by Simon to the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Peter Siele, Lebonaamang Mokalake, the current Minister of Lands and Housing and Kgosi Thabo Masunga III.

Through the correspondence, the University of Botswana dropout demanded the government restore the North East District from Bakalanga to the Amandebele by February 1, 2013. 

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