NW Premier sets up inquiry into chieftainship

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Pretoria - The North West Premier has set up a commission of enquiry into the dispute around the chieftainship of Bahurutshe Ba Moiloa Boo Ramotshere.

The inquiry, to be chaired by retired Judge Zulman Ralph, is expected to commence on 18 May and will take three months.

The inquiry will be held at the Ramotshere Moiloa Local Municipality Council Chambers in Zeerust.

According to Cornelius Monama, spokesperson for the North West Provincial Government, there has been a succession dispute since the death of Kgosi Monnaamere J Godfrey Moiloa in 2006.

This has culminated in a number of court cases and the appointment of an acting Kgosi (Chief).

There are also allegations of the existence of a descendant of Kgosi Pogiso Grant Ramotshere Moiloa whom it is suggested is the rightful heir to the chieftain of Bahurutshe Ba Moiloa Boo Ramotshere.

The court cases pending before the Mafikeng High Court have not yielded any solutions.

"In an attempt to find an everlasting solution to this dispute a Commission of Inquiry has been appointed," said Mr Monama.