- Land Board says Matambo illegally allocated himself land in the Ngwato area
- Matambo says he owes land board nothing
Ngwato Land Board has ordered the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) director, Brigadier Joseph Matambo, to vacate land he has illegally occupied in Jamakala settlement in the Ngwato Land Board area.
Matambo has since refused to adhere to the land-board resolution which reads, “You drilled a borehole, fenced a ploughing field and utilized a servitude without the consent of the land-board- contrary to section 16 of the Tribal Land Act. You are therefore ordered to vacate the illegally occupied land within 3 months.”
Matambo is in a bitter dispute with area syndicate Bana-Ba-Motho who are pressing for his eviction. The land board correspondences say that Mathambo has not been honoring invitations to present or defend his case, particularly at sub land board level.In an interview Matambo said he owes the Ngwato Land-board nothing.
A source within Bana-Ba-Motho syndicate expressed further worry that the Land Board is not eager to enforce their resolution to evict Matambo.
According to the syndicate source, Matambo’s boreholes are two kilometers from theirs, contrary to the current statutory requirement of six kilometers.
Minister Kefentse Mzwinila didn’t not respond to questions seeking clarity on the current dispute.