In the midst of long-standing community divisions, expelled acting Chief Phetogo Seleka will on Thursday get back his throne as a traditional leader of Baphuting Boo Seleka.
In a statement on Wednesday, the leader of the community behind his [acting Kgosi] return to power, Jan Moselane said the community will again witness their acting Chief being restored on Thursday.
“We are calling all the residents of the 25 villages falling under Kgosi Seleka to come in their numbers to tidy up the local community hall and the traditional office in readiness to welcome our chief tomorrow,” said Moselane.
The acting chief was ousted in February 2018 by Polokwane High Court following a legal dispute in which the Royal family, complaint that he [acting chief] brought the Baphuting Boo Seleka Chieftaincy into disrepute.
Moselane said his reestablishment takes after a hearty gathering with Mohlala Makitimela, Director General in the office of Corporative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs MEC, Jerry Ndou, members of the community and the police.
“Tuesday’s gathering at Witpoort Police Station was a follow up of the other one held at the same venue on 2018/05/28 between Coghsta authorities and the Royal family, community leaders and the police at which Makitimela requested that participants allow him 25 days to investigate the issue. He returned as guaranteed with uplifting news to restore our chief,” said Moselane.
Moselane declared that they have also appointed a legal counselor to represent to the community, saying the legal personality has effectively completed a great job by addressing the office of President Cyril Ramaphosa about issues occurring in Ga-Seleka and the Minister of Police Bheki Cele’s office about his officers’ conduct.
Simultaneously, said Moselane, we take note of the statement of regret made by the Mayor of Lephalale Moloko Jack Maeko during the meeting at Witpoort.
“We might want him to apologise before the community and calling his officials to order to not affront the community on Social Media and drop the case he opened against the community,” said Moselane.
He said the community has sacrificed their life’s ensuring they restore the ousted chief..
“We are certain that your kids captured by the police in their respective homes while snoozing, and now appearing at Witpoort Magistrate’s Court will walk free,” added Moselane.