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Kgafela to sue Govt



Kgafela to sue Govt

“Your govt is stealing from you”-Kgafela

Kgosikgolo Kgafela Kgafela 11 of Bakgatla has vowed to sue the government of Botswana and the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) for illegal land grabbing.

Kgafela, publicly spurned President Masisi’s efforts to bring him back from self imposed exile into South Africa at a massive Bakgatla gathering in Moruleng over the Independence weekend.

Clearly repulsed by Masisi’s efforts to bring him ‘back home’, Kgafela said, “ I am not setting foot in Botswana as a matter of principle. As long as you have not changed your constitution I am not coming there.”

Living to his reputation as a straight talker who does not mince his words, Kgafela made it very clear that he held both BDP government and the constitution in total contempt.

“I am not in talks with anyone in Botswana. Those who want to talk to me must earn my time, by changing the constitution. Those who go about saying they are in talks with me are lying.

“I am here because I was chased out of the country. My only crime was asking for the review of the constitution. And I have not changed my mind. Your government is stealing from you; your leaders are stealing your money.

Kgafela to sue Govt

I told them to stop stealing from you. There is something called the Referendum act, Your President just needs to sign the referendum to kick out the constitution of Seretse (Seretse Khama),” he said.

Kgafela went into self imposed exile followig his de-recognition from chieftainship by government in 2011.

The paramount chief also used the Moruleng occasion to announce his looming court case against the government and the BDP.

“I am coming for the BDP through the courts of law,” he said before asking Bakgatla to append their signature to a resolution to institute a civil suit in demand of their tribal land.

The resolution reads in part, “Whereas Bakgatla ba ga Kgafela tribe are the owners of a certain territory of land, as designated in proclamation 9 of 1899 and described as Bakgatla tribal territory in the tribal territories act chapter 32:03 of 1933 (Botswana statues) By means of the Botswana constitution the Botswana Government and Botswana Democratic Party have expropriated Bakgatla tribal territory without agreement or compensation in 1966.”

“The tribe shall undertake such vindication legal action as necessary to recover full ownership of Bakgatla tribal territory or fair compensation in its place, from any party exercising unlawful authority over Bakgatla tribal territory,” further states the letter signed by Kgafela.

The summons from Kgafela to the BDP is expected to be delivered on December 31st 2019, The Voice can reveal.

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Your daughter is not yours




A cheated husband who unknowingly raised his brother- in- law’s child as his own for three years ended the marriage in court this week and demanded a refund.

Gilbert Tom, on Wednesday divorced Mpale Tom nee Roberts after DNA tests results revealed that that their last-born child was not biologically related to Tom. They had been married for 15 years.

Tom, 50, became suspicious that his wife was cheating in 2009 when his brother in-law got into the habit of dropping off Mpale at their house after work.

Mpale, 43, fell pregnant in 2016 and when the baby was born, her husband was shocked that the baby was a spitting image of his older sister’s husband.

He then launched his own investigations in Mpale’s phone where he found messages that confirmed his suspicions
Some text messages revealed that Mpale was so much in love with her brother -in -law that she was even prepared to bewitch her husband’s sister to get her out of the way.

After finding out for certain that he was raising a child who was not his, Tom served Mpale with divorce papers.

She did not contest the divorce and readily confessed in court that Tom was not the father of her three-year-old daughter.

Divorce was granted and Judge Gabanagae ordered that the child be excluded from Tom’s responsibilities.

WIFE: Mpale

However Tom went further and demanded that his brother- in- law and his ex- wife pay him costs of raising a child that was not his, which are to be determined by court at a later date.

According to a relative who refused to be named for fear of victimization Mpale and her brother-in law worked together at a mine in Toteng village in 2013 and the family suspects that was when the disgraced couple started the affair.

She said coincidentally in 2016 the two found another job and moved to Francistown together.

“These people were too deep. We never thought they could do that to their partners and we thought they just related well as family members and little did we know that they were dating. This is painful for both families and it is very unfortunate that an innocent child has now been caught in the middle,” said the concerned relative

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Mokubilo man accused of rape



Letlhakane Police are investigating an incident in which a 28-year-old man allegedly raped a 34-year-old woman in the early hours of Monday morning (25 November).

The lady was on her way to Mokubilo Clinic – walking from the lands – when she reportedly met her armed attacker.

Taking over the narrative, Letlhakane Station Commander, Michael Maphephu told The Voice, “She reported that the suspect threatened to stab her with a sharpened iron rod.

“The suspect was arrested on the same day and will appear before court as soon as the Magistrate returns from sick leave,” said Maphephu, adding he could not release the accused’s name until he appears in court.

The worried police boss revealed this was the 89th rape case registered in his jurisdiction since the start of the year.

Maphephu added that most incidents involved women returning home in the evening after drinking or walking alone in the bush.

“I urge people to always walk in groups when they come from the bars or ask for company from trusted people when using bushy roads,” advised the top cop.

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Letlhakane police swoop on suspected drug dealers



A Bobonong man was arrested last Tuesday after allegedly trying to sell villagers a suspicious substance believed to be cocaine.

Confirming the 24-year-old’s arrest, Letlhakane Station Commander, Michael Maphephu said, “The Mahumahibidu ward man was caught by members of the community when he was trying to sell to them.

“He was arrested around 1530 hours and found in possession of a substance suspected to be cocaine. The substance was contained in a small plastic sachet.”

In another drugs bust in Letlhakane, on Sunday cops swooped on a Francistown couple suspected to be dealing in the mining town.

CONFISCATED: Substances seized in F/town couple’s rented home

“The man aged 30 and his girlfriend 36 both from Francistown, Minestone were arrested at their rented house in Letlhakane. We suspect they were supplying to different people,” revealed Maphephu, adding this was the 38th drug-related arrest in his jurisdiction this year.

He warned those who sell drugs to refrain from such illegal behaviour as they are destroying lives.

“Drugs lead to one losing their mind and they even commit crimes like rape and murder under the influence of drugs,” noted the Station Commander.

The three suspects have since been released. The trio will appear in court as soon as the Magistrate returns from sick leave and the suspected drugs taken to the lab for forensic tests.

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