The Royal Bafokeng Nation (‘RBN’)has for the past few years been terrorising local poor and defenseless rural communities near and within its traditional jurisdiction with unlawful evictions.
The RBN has a tendency to approach the North West High Court, Mafikeng for eviction orders under the false pretext and claim that it owns the ancestral land occupied by the traditional land claiming communities.
Tsitsing Community will on the 16 March 2017 at the Court, argue these RBN eviction orders on the grounds that the RBN is not the owner of the affected land as they claim; that the affected lands and the ownership thereof, are in fact disputed issues in the ongoing case 999/08 between the parties at the same court; that customarily, the RBN does not have powers to allocate land at village community level, and that such power is vested with Kutle and Lekgotla at the village community level.
Tsitsing Community submits that the RBN has abused court processes; has further misled the Court in claiming that its a local authority when it is not; that it abuses its financial power to terrorise those affected land-claiming communities that had opposed the RBN application in case 999/08, in which RBN sought registration of the claimed farms in their (RBN) names; that RBN be slapped with punitive costs for misleading the Court and acting in bad faith by amongst others, not disclosing to the Court that there is an ongoing case about the ownership of the land.
Tsitsing Community will submit further that the RBN be barred from such future eviction actions and misrepresentations.
More information here: Tsitsing Community vs Royal Bafokeng Nation over unlawful evictions