Botswana ‘fugitive’ in fierce battle over the wealthy Bakgatla kingdom in SA

Published: 29/Jun/2016
Source: City Press

A Botswana chief, Kgafela Kgafela, who is a “fugitive” in South Africa has been accused of using “bulldozing tactics” in his attempts to take control of the platinum-rich Bakgatla ba Kgafela community in the North West.

Kgafela left Botswana after his chieftaincy status was revoked by the government in 2011. He faced assault charges and a warrant for his arrest was issued after he absconded court. But Kgafela arrived in Moruleng village near Sun City – the seat of the Bakgatla Ba Kgafela traditional council – to a warm welcome by his royal relatives in 2012.

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Themes: Loss and Deprivation of Nationality
Regions: Botswana, South Africa
Year: 2016