Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Wayeyi headman complains about downgrading of kgotla status

The headman of Boyei Ward in Maun, Kgosi Moeti Moeti, says that the status of his kgotla has been downgraded and is now fighting to have such status restored.

The history that he recounts is that when the kgotla (then called Bayei) was established in 1948, his grandfather, Moeti Samotsoko, was appointed Senior Chief Representative by the Batawana Regent, Pulane Moremi. Indeed there is a memento from this era – a “Bayei Ward” rubber stamp that was issued by the colonial Bechuanaland Protectorate government. In addition to Bayei Ward itself, seven subordinate wards (fully-fledged villages) were established under it.  

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