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Victory is in sight – Kgafela II

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Exiled BaKgatla baga Kgafela Sovereign, Kgosikgolo Kgafela Kgafela II has almost completed the mission he set out to achieve in Moruleng, South Africa some six years ago, which was to reclaim the Morafe’s stolen assets.

Kgafela assured his subjects during a Kgothakgothe gathering on Sunday at Kgabutle Kgotla in Leasetlheng village, Moruleng, South Africa, that: “We have accomplished our task, there’s nothing new to say!” What sounded like sweet music to the ears of the gathering was that the man who Kgafela has pursued for the better part of the six years – Kgosi Nyalala Pilane – is scheduled to appear before the Commission investigating BaKgatla baga Kgafela Chieftainship on May 21st 2018 at the Rustenburg Civic Centre.

Kgafela, like other speakers before him –Morena Rampho Pheto and the secretary general of the Workers Committee of the BaKgatla baga Kgafela Strategic Investment Company, Nicholas Kubu- appealed to BaKgatla to throng the Civic Centre in huge numbers to hear for themselves what Nyalala Pilane has to say about the accusations of corruption and maladministration levelled against him and his cohorts in the Traditional Council.

Nyalala stands accused of siphoning billions of Rands of BaKgatla baga Kgafela monies including investments in platinum mining conglomerates to finance his lavish and opulent lifestyle whilst the Morafe wallowed in paucity.

He has managed to evade countless court actions instigated by various pressure groups and members of the BaKgatla baga Kgafela tribe in Moruleng and some of its 34 villages. But, a seemingly contented Kgafela II on Sunday waxed confident, as he bellowed on the ground below the mighty Pilanesberg mountain range threatening that the looters are going to spew out (tlhatsa) the money they have stolen. He was speaking to an equally receptive audience that punctuated his speech with hearty laughter and giggles at every jab he threw at Nyalala and his cohorts. Only three things remain before total victory is declared.

And Kgabo, as Kgafela is affectionately known, again appealed to his people to be focussed. These things are the Commission of Enquiry, which resumes on May 21st; the Gauteng High Court matter relating to the tribe’s involvement in the drafting of the Mining Charter and lastly, the Constitutional Court case that the people of Lesetlheng have launched citing lack of consultation when the Platinum Mine was built on their land. In between the commission and the court cases there is likelihood that the Minister responsible for minerals in South Africa will consult BaKgatla on the issue of Mining Charter.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has also made an undertaking to hold consultative meetings with the peoples of North West Province to address their grievances. Kubu, Pheto and Kgafela urged BaKgatla to use the opportunity to air their grievances to the president. Above everything else, Kgafela II has managed to triumph over his adversaries.

This was clearly evident by the overwhelming support the Kgothakgothe received from members of the royal family both in Moruleng and Mochudi. A sight to behold for many, perhaps a demonstration of unity of purpose, Kgafela II sat at the high table clutching tightly at his royal staff (sceptre) flanked on either side by his uncles, Kgosi Segale Linchwe; Mothibe Linchwe; Morena Mochele; Ramono Linchwe; Rampho Pheto and his representative in Mochudi, Kgosi Bana Sekai, as well as his next of kin, Mmusi and Bakgatla Kgafela.

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VACANCY: President of the UDC

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Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) President, Advocate Sidney Pilane says Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) does not have a President.

He revealed this week that UDC leader, Advocate Duma Boko was given the leadership of the coalition on a temporary arrangement. Advocate Pilane who was addressing the media this week, following the expulsion of his party from the UDC stated that in the buildup to 2014 general elections it was agreed that Advocate Boko should be presidential candidate for UDC, an arrangement that ended at the time when the UDC lost the 2014 general elections.

“It was decided that Botswana National Front (BNF) should be given the presidency so that Advocate Boko could be our presidential candidate. The late Gomolemo Motswaledi of BMD was to be his running mate. We made this arrangement in preparation to taking over state power.

So, all that has passed, we contested and lost so it is all in the past,” said the BMD leader. He stated that constitutionally, the UDC has no president because the president has to be elected during the UDC elective congress. Advocate Pilane pointed out that UDC according to the Constitution should hold its congress every three (3) years.

He stated that even all the members of UDC National Executive Committee have to be elected at the congress and as it stands, “there is no president or Vice Presidents because they were not voted into those positions.”

Advocate Pilane said instead of building the UDC brand their colleagues at Botswana Congress Party (BCP) and Botswana National Front have resorted to petty issues. He told the media that the leadership of the two parties have taught their members to insult BMD leadership and its members on social media and any other forum.

He had no kind words for the BCP, calling the party a divisive party that thrives on insults and divisive tendencies. He said the BCP leadership had encouraged its foot soldiers to use social media to insult him and members of the BMD.

According to Advocate Pilane, these are some of the things that have made the two parties remain in opposition for far too long without even coming close to toppling the ruling party. He described them as dishonest people who will plunge the country into chaos and that is why Batswana do not want to give them power.

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VIDEO: A Gaborone hotel Prophet caught in the act

Yvonne Mooka

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In a matter that closely resembles that of a South African Cabinet Minister, Melusi Gigaba’s masturbating video clip, a visiting Zimbabwean Prophet, Ronald El Melchizedek of Altar of Grace this week denied that he has been sending nudes to church sisters and demanding same from them.

In fact, the ‘man of God’ has earned himself the name, ‘Botswana’s Omotoso’ by girls that allege he has sexually exploited them. Pastor Timothy Omotoso is a Nigerian clergyman accused of sexually exploiting over 30 young girls from his church in South Africa.

“He is an Omotoso and even though they hide it at his church, some of us have received messages from him asking for our nudes. Actually, he has asked for my nudes several times,” says one church sister.

The Midweek Sun has gotten hold of a 34 seconds video clip of the youthful prophet playing with his manhood. Looking like he is in a hotel room, the man stands fully naked in a muted video that, depicts him speaking and teasing the recipient. In a standing position, he starts off by caressing his manhood, giving it a close up and ends up lying on the bed, facing up.

At least three young women say they received the video from the prophet and that he usually asks for nudes from them. One of them actually says he has been pestering her, demanding to have sex with her. “He likes to send me messages of how horny he is for me. But again, he likes asking for nudes from women.

Even married women at his church have fallen victims of his sexual harassment. I left the church because he disgusted me by doing such things yet calling himself a man of God,” she says.

The woman however says that Melchizedek, a Zimbabwean who holds services at Gaborone Hotel when he is in the country, is a man of accurate prophecies. “He moves mightily in the prophetic but he likes harassing church sisters. It is known in his church. He is married but controlled by the spirit of lust,” she says.

The Prophet responds
Melchidezek told The Midweek Sun that he was aware of the video of him doing the rounds through WhatsApp, but was quick to label the whole thing a scam.“Yes we are aware. Those are scammers from Benin who hacked into my wife’s Facebook account and phone and stole our videos and pictures. So they wanted to blackmail us and we refused, that is why they are doing that.

It is just an effort to harm the work of God but God is in control,” he told The Midweek Sun. He would not be drawn into responding to, or even discussing the allegations levelled against him by church sisters, but instead gave this reporter a mobile number of a person he said was his wife.

The said woman confirmed that the video was posted by scammers. “That was done by scammers. We have reported them to Benin police,” she said. She however would not give the name of the police station nor go into further details.

This incident follows on last week’s revelations reported by this publication, where several girls spoke anonymously about pastors, prophets and ‘men of God’who were using them sexually in church. Many were uncomfortable to reveal their names, forcing this paper to also conceal the identies of the accused churches and pastors involved in the dirty acts in the name of God.

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