Botswana’s Murambatsvina

Thirty-seven children were left homeless after the Botswana government razed six homes at Mmamashia settlement near Kgatleng on Friday. The land board demolished the homes on charges that they were squatters, leaving an 84-year-old woman and her five children homeless.

The matriarch told the local press she had been allocated this large piece of land as a ploughing field decades ago by then chief, Bakgatla Kgosi Molefi. She added that the land board, which took over land allocation from chiefs, came recently and told her children who have built homes around the field, to vacate the land, labelling them squatters.

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