Bakgatla royal calls for divine deliverance
Bakgatla Paramount Chief Kgosikgolo Kgafela Kgafela II claims that God has spoken directly to him to clean up the tribe’s unholy mess.
This comes after Kgafela lost the bitter and protracted legal battle against his royal uncle Kgosi Nyalala Pilane.
In an impassioned appeal to ‘his people,’ the exiled Paramount Chief told a packed Lesetlheng kgotla meeting in Moruleng that God had spoken to him in a mountain top conversation.
He claimed that the Almighty had asked him to turn to chapter 24 in the second book of Chronicles for guidance.
The Old Testament tract, which has obvious links to the dirty dealings of his own dispute, deals with issues of corruption and treachery within the royal household, culminating in the bloody assassination of King Joash of Judah.
Kgafela said that after reading the chapter, he would now leave everything to God.
“I am an ordinary person, I am afraid to make new friends, I am lonely and broke. I have put my life and faith to God,” he claimed.
He said he had come to South Africa to unite his tribe in harmony and peace, as it is being divided by the devil himself.
He added that God told him in his prayer that he should step aside in dethroning Pilane.
“God spoke to me and said that there is a man called Amon Moagi that shall help us restore dignity in Kgatleng. He is the right man for the job. Today, I present him before you as the Lord has asked me to do.”
He explained that he turned to God after realizing his battles with Pilane were not man-made, but spiritual.
“Almighty God has advised me to step aside and let an administrator do the job of forcing Nyalala to step down.”
“He is a God-sent angel that will save us time. He is a Bishop in his church, that is why I have so much faith in him. He will prosecute Nyalala and audit him without fail. He has assured me that will be possible and I trust that,” he said.
His final word was that Bakgatla should pray for peace in their efforts to seek justice.