Chiefs’ factional clash takes another twist

  • Current exec committee files case against ‘parallel committee’
  • Last year’s High Court order defied as the factions clash again


The battle for the control of Mochudi Centre Chiefs has taken yet another twist as the club’s warring factions are set to clash again in court. The Kgatleng giants’ executive committee which consists of Raymond Tsheko, Clifford Mogomotsi, Lebogang Seboni and Ernest Molome has filed a court case against the Ramocha Tsieng led group.
The bone of contention, according to the applicants, is that last year’s High Court order which banned the idea of having parallel groups running the club has been defied. Tsheko, Mogomotsi and co. have filed a court case against their rivals citing ‘contempt of court’.
They allege that a group which is made up of Tsieng, Kitso Maswena, Godfrey Lekgabe and Daniel Mampane among others has been running a parallel committee which goes against a settlement agreement which was recommended by the High Court last year.
Conditions of the settlement agreement dictated that the club ceased to exist as a trust and ordered the scheduling of elections to bring an end to the factional war which had seen the club’s trust and society at loggerheads for the control of the club.
The settlement agreement also ordered the club to form a transitional committee which would then give way to a newly formed executive committee after free and fair elections.
Elections were held and the club elected a new executive, however the Tsheko group alleges that on September 15 last year the club’s other faction held their own elections. They further allege that the other group has been attending regional AGM’s and asking for their presence to be recognised, they also reportedly told other stakeholders at Chiefs that they still have a say in the running of the club.
“They have also gone to the extent of writing to the Botswana Football Association informing them that they still have an active part to play at the club, that was not a part of the agreement. We cannot even find a new investor in this state because everyone claims to be in control of the club, a potential investor would struggle to tell us apart,” said a reliable source within the Chiefs camp.