Sweet Victory For Balete

Kgosi Mosadi Seboko PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Kgosi Mosadi Seboko PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

Bamalete of Ramotswa heeded the Setswana saying ‘Moseka Phofu ya gaabo ga a swe lentswe’ and it turned out to have been worth it in the end.

For many years, the prime land they bought from community contributions was almost taken away from them, but they finally came out of a land war with sweet victory as the indisputable owners. In 1925, Balete used their own resources to purchase the Forest Hill Farm for grazing purposes for 3,000 sterling pounds. Since then, the farm has been managed and controlled by the tribe and neither the colonial government nor the Republic ever exercised any ownership or management in respect of the farm.

Briefing the media about their intentions to go all out and fight to keep their land in 2017, Kgosi Mosadi Seboko said the board had always known that the land belonged to the tribe until a Court of Appeal Judgement in 2011.

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