Khoi and San leaders at loggerheads over the multibillion-rand development to house Amazon’s headquarters in Cape Town have reiterated calls for a truth and reconciliation commission to help them resolve a toxic dispute over traditional leadership.

The Sunday Times reports that this comes after last week's court ruling, the latest instalment in an ongoing legal wrangle over the mixed-use River Club development on a heritage site.

The dispute has fuelled tensions between rival traditional groups – some opposed to and others in favour of the R4.6bn project. 

Leaders from both groups have accused each other of foul play, while one group claimed that ‘divide and rule tactics’ had been used to limit opposition to the project. 

Zenzile Khoisan from the First Nations Collective, an umbrella body of traditional groups partnering with the developers, said there was already substantial research detailing traditional lineages.

Full Sunday Times report