Traversing the boundaries of Forest Hill 9-KO

Kgosi Tsimane Mokgosi(fair right) Kgosi Nakedi Mokgosi(middle) showing where Forest Hill 9-KO Farm start along A1 road PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Kgosi Tsimane Mokgosi(fair right) Kgosi Nakedi Mokgosi(middle) showing where Forest Hill 9-KO Farm start along A1 road PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

A piece of land called Forest Hill 9-KO, which has been the subject of a legal fight between government and Bamalete, is more than just a cluster of trees and grains of soil. The heavily disputed land is a link to Bamalete’s past and future. Following Bamalete’s victory at the Court of Appeal (CoA) this week, Mmegi Staffer MOMPATI TLHANKANE went on a guided tour of the land that will give life to Balete and the next generations

This week, CoA ended the decade-long feud when a five-judge panel affirmed Balete as the rightful owners of the farm, which was purchased by the tribe in 1925. Fresh from their victory at the CoA on Tuesday morning, Bamalete royal uncles Kgosi Tsimane Mokgosi and Kgosi Nakedi Mokgosi that afternoon took time off their busy schedule to show the Mmegi team what they have fought for and won.

From Ramotswa village where Kgosi Mosadi Seboko had just thanked Balete for overcoming great odds at the Main Kgotla, we headed towards Gaborone on the A1 road.

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