An internal dispute between two family members over a piece of land on which their fathers are buried ended up before Lobatse Magistrates on Tuesday.
The disagreement involves the land’s official owner, 74-year-old Kiddo Julius Moilwa from Otse, and his cousin Zacharia Otukile, 60.
The argument is alleged to have taken a violent turn, with Moilwa now facing two charges of common nuisance and a single charge of assault.
Details of the charge sheet as read before court are that, on September 5 Moilwa assaulted his younger cousin, kicking him all over the body before continually hitting him.
Otukile is said to have sustained minor bruises during the attack.
Regarding the count of common nuisance, Moilwa is said to have threatened to end Otukile’s life with a gun.
Moilwa is also aalleged have told his cousin that he would dig up his father’s remains and set fire to his bones.
The prosecutor for the case, Sergeant Boitumelo Chinyenge, pleaded with the court for the pleas to be reserved, citing the fact that investigations into the incident are currently on-going.
When speaking to The Voice after court, Moilwa claimed it was impossible to leave his yard without stepping on Otukile’s father’s grave as it’s positioned right in front of the exit.
“The family buried my father in the place first and he buried his father without proper family agreement. He should dig-up his father’s bones because my cars pass there,” said Moilwa.
The case continues on November 15.