Cooperative governance and human settlement minister Pravin Gordhan is in possession of the report by the commission that investigated the Moroka chieftaincy squabble in Thaba Nchu.
According to Free State Cogta’s MEC, Olly Mlamleli, she and Premier Ace Magashule are waiting to receive this report. Mlamleli was speaking at the governance and administration cluster launch in Bloemfontein.
Magashule appointed the Commission on Traditional Leadership Disputes and Claims to investigate the dispute that has divided the Moroka royal family regarding the rightful heir to the Barolong throne. Mlamleli says the Moroka Barolong-Boo-Seleka’s chieftaincy issue is a serious dispute, though the matter was a bit delayed.
“I cannot take any decision; the commission must give the results to the premier and the premier will pronounce or delegate to the MEC,” she said.
It was reported that the royal family squabble is having a negative effect on the proper functioning of the traditional council.
Thaba Nchu’s royal chieftain, Gao Moroka (wife of the late chief, Albert Moroka), is requested to step down and let the alleged rightful heir (Kingsley Moroka, a direct descendant of Kgosi Moroka I) to take over the throne.
According to the traditional clan’s secretary, Kenosi Mojanaga, some disgruntled members of the Khuduthamaga Barolong Boo Seleka traditional council believe that current chieftain, Gao Moroka, is not royal blood and neither does she descend from the appropriate royal family.