Khoi Nation of Southern Africa call for National Constitutional Referendum
After fruitless calls on provincial government, Paramount Chief of the Goringhai Cona Tribe, Dowry Dextrie Aran of the Khoi Khoi nation are one of the growing communities of Southern Africa calling for a National Constitutional Referendum.
The case is filed with the Constitutional Court of South Africa. A Public Hearing is declared for 29th of April to convene an Independent Impartial Tribunal convened by we, the people. The commission will review complaints by the public regarding, banking, taxes, e-tolls, rates & taxes etc. are in violation of our constitution.
The commission will hear remedies proposed to:
Settle the national debts; Creating trusts focused on social upliftment, environmental rehabilitation; re-establishment of communities of self-governance etc.
Expert witnesses will be invited to confirm the remedies proposed. All remedies will be held to a national referendum by we, the people.
Khoi accuse W Cape government of not recognising them
Sunday 15 January 2012 09:03
Khoi leaders seek to be recognised by the Western Cape provincial government.(SABC)
Khoi leaders in the Western Cape have accused the provincial government of not recognising them, as is the case with other traditional leaders in other provinces. They met with APC leader Themba Godi in Athlone to voice out their concerns.
Godi says the APC believes that traditional leaders, as well as religious leaders, should be at the forefront of nation-building. Paramount Chief of the Goringhai Cona Tribe, Dowry Dextrie Aran, says they have tried a number of times to talk to the provincial government, but it has been in vain.
Aran says: “I feel that our people are really suffering here and as a leader called by Almight God, I feel I must promote our people so that our culture and the heritage will go on and our language, the Khokhowa, will be promoted.”
Meanwhile, the Western Cape government has denied the Khoi leaders’ allegations that it is refusing to recognise them. It says there is currently no legislation that recognises the leadership.
Provincial Local Government Minister Anton Bredell says they’re seeking to establish a commission to look at how the claim of the Khoi to traditional leadership can be authenticated.
Bredell says: “Some of the Khoi people must understand that they must really work with government and not start and promote their own groupings interest because there’s huge differences within the Khoi community on who is the real Khoi leaders, who is going to decide that and that’s what is really difficult here.”