Tempers fly as Dikgosi push for review of Bogosi Act

Ntlo ya Dikgosi members
Ntlo ya Dikgosi members

Tempers flared at the Ntlo ya Dikgosi Act during the debate on the motion calling for a holistic review of the Bogosi Act as some found it belittling, derogatory, divisive and eroding of their dignity.

Kgosi Galeakanye Modise of Tswapong region had requested that the second House to ask the Government to make a holistic review of the Bogosi Act. Modise said the Act was vague and ambiguous in at least 14 sections hence the need for reviewing. He said the Act was overtaken by events and had a lot of loopholes.

In response, the assistant minister of Local Government and Rural Development Frans van der Westerhuizen, noted that the Act was due for review after being in use for seven years.

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