Thursday, June 13, 2024

Kgosi Segale radiates joy, happiness

From the look of things, this government has a good way of calming troubled waters especially in the Kgatleng tribal administration.  This is commendable. Twice government came to the rescue of the underdogs whenever the need for intervention had arisen. Around 2011, when it became apparent that life for Kgosi Mothibe LINCHWE was no longer as smooth as it was during the days of kgosi Linchwe II.

Mothibe had been the regent for some time until Kgosi Linchwe II’s death in 2007. A year later, Kgafela Kgafela became Kgosi. Shortly thereafter, his deputy, Phulane Pilane also died. Then Sekai Linchwe was appointed to the Kgotla. At that time, channels of communication began to change with Mothibe occassionally hearing from Sekai what he should be getting directly from Kgafela II. Slowly but seriously, Mothibe began to feel undermined.  He felt out of place as job satisfaction declined. It is unclear as to how government got to know that. The next thing it was when news broke out to the effect that government had appointed Mothibe to the position of Customary Court of Appeal president. Kgosi Kgafela and Sekai heard of it from Mothibe himself. Others at the kgotla felt that government should have consulted Kgafela first. Nevertheless, Kgafela did the good thing by informing the morafe at a Kgotla gathering of the development. The rise of Mothibe made him the court’s third leader after Kgosi Bathoen II and Kgosi Linchwe II. His current position makes him the country‘s most senior judicial officer in the customary court system.

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