Maun West Member of Parliament (MP) Tawana Moremi is reportedly enjoying unfettered security and protection from his regiment, Matsaakgang. Information reaching The Telegraph indicates that the regiment has previously raised concerns about their exclusion from decision making processes in the royal house, especially with regards to the well being of Kgosi Tawana Moremi. In the latest development, the regiment has reportedly resolved to accompany Tawana everywhere he goes and provide him with unlimited security detail.
Reports indicate that Matsaakgang now escort Tawana to all his meetings and are seen with him whenever he is in Maun. They usually wear black jeans and white shirts with the group’s name inscribed on them. Sources have also revealed that some young men in the village have also expressed interest in joining Tawana’s security detail and want to be roped in as a ‘subsidiary’ of Matsaakgang.
However Batawana Senior Chief Representative, Kgosi Charles Letsholathebe, who is also a member of Matsaakgang said he does not understand why people are complaining that they are excluded from decisions involving Tawana.
“People must understand that being part of Matsaakgang is not something that is decided overnight. They must understand how the regiment came into being,” he said.
He added that as an individual, Tawana is always free to meet and chat with his people whenever he has the opportunity.
“Whatever we discuss in our meetings stays between us. It is up to us to divulge information when we believe it’s okay to do so,” he said.
Kgosi Letsholathebe added that Batawana royals believe in transparency and consultation as they always convene kgotla meetings to discuss issues.
Explaining the Batawana regiments, Kgosi Letsholathebe said his late brother Maungo Letsholathebe and Tawana’s uncle, Kgosi Mathiba Moremi were both Matola; while Tawana’s father, Letsholathebe Moremi III’s regiment was Matima. Since the naming of Matsaakgang in 1995, no regiment has been named. Letsholathebe explained that such a scenario might continue until Tawana’s son, Leatile becomes chief morning.