Lion ( 41) was in Letlhabile, parked a car ( white Golf 7) and was chatting with one person when they were approached by three armed men ( all armed). One pointed a firearm at the person who was with Lion and the person managed to escape.
After the death of Chief David Mohau Lion in 2008, David Tsajoa approached the Commission for Traditional Disputes and Claims for chieftaincy away from the Lion family. The commission determined that the rightful leader of Maboloka was David Tsajoa, whose father Philemon was reportedly deposed for antagonizing the repressive Lucas Mangope regime. The commission recommended that the North West Premier remove the Lion clan from leadership and install the Tsajoas in their place. But the Lion took the matter to court and were reinstated.
The Lion family took the matter under review and was reinstated but subsequent to this a series of court cases were lodged