Communal property association in Ngaka Modiri Molema beware

Written by Christelle Niemandt. Posted in Letters

CPAs are being warned of the tricks of the officials from Rural Development. Their actions have brought our CPA to a standstill, instead of intervening where there was a conflict, they decided to take a side and favoured the chieftaincy over the entire beneficiaries. They left their offices to our place pretending to be going there to discuss the possibility of bringing in an independent mediator. Only to find that behind closed doors they have arranged with the traditional authorities that they are going to put a CPA committee on top of the existing one. Then the conflict became even worse than before. As beneficiaries, we’ve just had a meeting which was called by the chief.

Communal property association in Ngaka Modiri Molema beware

Written by Christelle Niemandt. Posted in Letters

CPAs are being warned of the tricks of the officials from Rural Development. Their actions have brought our CPA to a standstill, instead of intervening where there was a conflict, they decided to take a side and favoured the chieftaincy over the entire beneficiaries. They left their offices to our place pretending to be going there to discuss the possibility of bringing in an independent mediator. Only to find that behind closed doors they have arranged with the traditional authorities that they are going to put a CPA committee on top of the existing one. Then the conflict became even worse than before. As beneficiaries, we’ve just had a meeting which was called by the chief.

Gross human rights violation in Makgobistad

Written by Christelle Niemandt. Posted in Letters

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The chief has ordered that people should not hold meetings, in particular CPA meetings. This came as a surprise to most of us in Makgobistad. The local Police station was approached by the chief insisting to go and stop people should they gather for CPA issues. People are denied their basic human right, the right to “Freedom of Association” Secondly we are being denied “the right to information” the chief is oppressing us, he does not want people to be informed lest they should be aware of his hideous acts and do something.

Makgobistad police station is a place where arrests are carried out in accordance of who are the disgruntled

Written by Christelle Niemandt. Posted in Letters

As the community of Makgobistad, we are sick and tired of the preferred treatment that is given to some members of the same community. People who are in the chief’s good books will never be arrested by Makgobistad police. We are speaking from experience. We suffer daily as we witness the gruesome treatment by the police. Serious cases are being fixed irrespective of how serious the matter is. 

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