Limpopo Premier Stanley Mathabatha will today [Tuesday] not liable to address the flared-up community of Ga-Seleka following the chieftaincy dispute as it was believed.
Provincial spokesperson Phuti Seloba told Lephalale Express Online News the Premier’s visit to Ga-Selaka does not reflect on their programme.
“I honestly don’t have that on our programme. Stick to what I am saying,” said Seloba.
The group belonging to the community of Ga-Seleka had on Tuesday embarked on a pre-dawn protest to barricade the streets, preventing people from going to work.
They later gathered at the community hall, sitting tight for Premier Mathabatha to address them on the chieftaincy issue, yet didn’t pitch up.
Seloba said the alleged information that Premier Mathabatha was visiting the community was not on their programme.
The group scattered subsequent to discovering that all was futile to get an answer from the first citizen of the province.
Meanwhile, community services remain disrupted after the group locked the entrance to the tribal office and doors to keep the Royal family from gaining entry into the premises.
This follows Polokwane High Court judgment in February which requested acting Kgosi Phetogo Seleka to hand over his rule to the imperial family.
The royal family took him to court alleging that he undermines their authority, custom, and tradition, thereby bringing the chieftaincy into disrepute.
“This he illustrated by introducing his friends who are not part of a core customary structure of the royal family to run the administrative affairs in his stead,” they argued in court papers.
According to the court records, litigant, Limpopo Premier Stanley Mathabatha was requested to withdraw a certificate of recognition issued to the fourth responded, acting Chief Phetogo David Seleka.
Mathabatha must distribute a notice with the subtle elements of Phetogo Seleka in the Provincial Government Gazette immediately after he is unseated as acting Kgosi.
The ousted acting Chief is prohibited from ambushing or submitting dangers of the strike and mocking on individuals from the offended party as well as any individual from Ga-Seleka Community.
“Dismissed acting Kgosi Phetogo Seleka is requested to return to the community all books of accounts, financial records, cheque books and comparable lawful instruments in his possession immediately upon the granting of this order for his removal. He is personally requested to pay litigation and expenses for work done by an attorney,” added the judgment.
An appeal against the judgment filed by ousted Kgosi Seleka is expected to be heard on Friday.