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VILLAGERS at Moime outside Tzaneen - whose farming land has been converted into a graveyard - plan to instruct their attorneys to prevent the "theft" of their beloved land.
The graveyard is to be used by Lenyenye township residents whose cemetery is now filled to capacity.
Tzaneen municipality reportedly entered into an agreement with Chief Bessie Maake, paying her about R100000 for the land - without the knowledge of the community or members of the royal council.
George Ramodike, a community spokesperson, accused municipal official Mabakane Mangena of going behind their backs and "bribing" the 81-year-old chief without other members of the council or her own advisors approving the deal.
A price of R180000 was apparently agreed on for the piece of land, of which Mangena had already paid a deposit of R100000.
The balance was to be paid later.
Ramodike said the chief was unwell and "unable" to take decisions by herself.
"We're not going to fold our arms and let the municipality get away with this so easily."