The Limpopo Office of the Premier has filed an appeal in the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein against the decision of the High Court in Thohoyandou, which ruled in favour of the Mahonisi clan traditional leadership claim.
The ruling by the High Court orders the Premier to recognise the Mahonisi clan status as that of senior traditional leadership.
The Premier’s office Spokesperson Willie Mosoma says they are appealing the ruling based on the recommendation of the Kgatla Commission which did not recognise the Mahonisi as senior traditional leaders.
The Commission probed traditional leadership claims and disputes.
The Mahonisi clan took the matter to the High Court which later ruled in their favour.
Mosoma says they believe that the High Court has erred on its ruling.
“We can however confirm that the Limpopo Office of the Premier is in court over the status of Mahonisi traditional leadership. The matter was since dealt with by the Kgatla Commission and following their recommendations, the Mahonisi traditional leadership took it to court where it is currently being heard,” says Masoma.