Chief’s land claim disputed
Author: Kennedy Mudzuli
The chief who has laid claim to vast tracks of land east and north of the city is not a traditional leader and has no right whatsoever to ask that the land be returned to his people. The startling revelation has been made by the residents of Ward 23 in Mamelodi East and the Ward-based Action committee in their objection to the Regional Land Claims Commission against Velaphi Victor Lekhuleni’s claim.
Lekhuleni, acting on behalf of his Mhwaduba of Bakgatla Ba Lekhuleni community, has laid claim to the land, which includes thousands of homes, business and other amenities with a combined value running into billions of rand.
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