Commission to probe traditional disputes

2012-05-18 14:19

Johannesburg - Limpopo has appointed a commission to investigate hundreds of traditional leadership disputes.

Anthropologist and former lecturer Ramokone Kgatla was appointed to lead the commission, the province's traditional affairs MEC Clifford Motsepe said on Friday.

"This commission is charged with the responsibility of resolving all 568 disputes and claims to the satisfaction of all the parties," he said.

The disputes date back as far as September 1927, when the Black Administration Act came into effect.

They have been divided into three categories: disputes among royal family members over claims to the throne, disputes among headmen claiming senior traditional leadership status, and disputes over boundaries or portions of farms.

Motsepe said R8m had been set aside for the commission's work.

The House of Traditional Leaders and Congress of Traditional Leaders believed the commission would resolve the claims once and for all.

  • Tony Lapson - 2012-05-18 14:48

    Why are there royals again? Someone enlighten me.

      chris.debeer1 - 2012-05-18 17:41

      Do AWAY with these relics of colonialism and apartheid stop wasting our tax on that !@#$%. You wanted one vote one country so shut up and enjoy!!!

  • Dennis - 2012-05-18 14:55

    The ANC could not organise a piss up in a brewery !! September 1927....??

  • Lawrence - 2012-05-18 19:14

    Many commissions including the Ralushai Commission and Hlapo commission have failed to bring the disputes to an end in Limpopo ,so what about this one.Most of the Traditional Leadersmore especially Shangans have been put into power due to the influence of people such as Joua Albasin and the apartheid architects.

  • TheAppsMan - 2012-05-18 20:23

    Did we not VOTE for a democracy in 1994 - there should be no other leaders in the country (than those voted for)

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