Saturday, March 2, 2024

It’s time Sikwane takes steps to preserve the old kgotla site

The geographic location of the village of Sikwane in the Kgatleng District looks like that of a land locked country. Sikwane may not expand either way. In the East it is very close to the border with South Africa. The same is the case in the south. In the north, Mmathubudukwane or Dikalakane prevent its growth. In the West, there is the hostile Mabalane.  There is no how it can expand to that direction. The hostility between Mabalane and Sikwane played itself late last year when President Mokgweetsi Masisi addressed a kgotla meeting at Mabalane. The lady chairperson of the village development committee was at pains explaining how district authorities had failed to make the boundary between the two villages identifiable. She said that failure had led to Sikwane encroaching into their “territory” to the detriment of the interests of Mabalanians.  She said the land board, tribal leadership and district administration were aware of their concerns but were doing nothing to resolve the issue. He asked the president to intervene.

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