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BapoBaMogaleANA reports that hundreds of unemployed people near Brits in North West Province gathered at the entrance of Bapo Ba Mogale Palace on Tuesday demanding that the traditional council recognise their forum as representing the unemployed when it came to relationships with mining companies in the area.  

“We want a letter from the traditional council that confirms that Tshepo “Stepestepe” Molaole is recognised as the chairperson of the Bapo Ba Mogale Unemployed Forum,” said Reuben Kaise, one of the group’s leaders.  He claimed Molaole needed a letter as proof to mining companies that he was credible to represent unemployed people and negotiate on their behalf because there was another parallel structure of unemployed people in Bapong.  Four vehicles and a bus were burnt on 27 September when the two rival bodies representing the unemployed clashed.  The traditional council said it was aware of the parallel unemployed representation structures and was mediating with the view of finding a lasting solution.

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