Ga-Seleka chieftainship unrest

GA-SELEKA — On Wednesday 23 January the Premier of Limpopo Chupu Stanley Mathabatha, in the company of the MEC of CoGHSTA Jerry Ndou, Waterberg District Executive Mayor Morris Mataboge, the Waterberg House of Traditional Leadership, Local Municipal Mayor Jack Maeko and the Tribal Council visited the community of Ga-Seleka outside Lephalale.

District Mayor Morris Mataboge, Premier Chupu Stanley Mathabatha and MEC of CoGHSTA Jerry Ndou

The visit was as a result of concerns raised by the community of Seleka regarding the Chieftainship of Kgoši Phetogo Seleka.

Prior to the visit on Wednesday, the community had threatened that no government activities would take place in Seleka until their concerns were listened to.

The community further accused three spheres of the provincial structures, Local Municipality, CoGHSTA and the Office of the Premier for turning deaf ears on their concerns.

Spokesperson of the Limpopo Premier, Kenny Mathivha, told Mogol Post that the community had complained to the Premier about the way the provincial government was handling their concerns.

“The Premier explained to the community that Government does not appoint Chiefs. He only signs a certificate after the traditional leadership has recommended a person.

The Seleka case is still in court, therefore the matter is sub judice and the provincial government has committed to restoring the benefits of the Chief because he lodged a counter case,” said Mathivha.

In addition, he says the Premier has urged for a dialogue between the Chief of Seleka and the municipality.

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