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Mpho Mokwape
  • High Court judge denies bias, refuses recusal

    Last Thursday, the judge chucked out the company’s request for his recusal, stating it didn't hold water. Lamworld is battling it out with the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development. The company claims it was roped in back in 2013...

  • Molebatsi denies fraud allegations

    The Minister, however, has vehemently denied all accusations levelled against him. Molebatsi, who is also the Member of Parliament (MP) for Mmadinare, is accused of being a 'fraudster' and 'costing' one businesswoman, Ethel Gampone,...

  • I was not aware of contempt of court-Local Government PS

    The PS, who got thrown into a court battle between a company called Lamworld Technologies and her ministry involving a 2013 contract, wants to be joined into the proceedings as she says her liberty is at stake.Lamworld Technologies has been fighting...

  • Cop escapes dismissal for assaulting colleague

    The officer, Badisa Maswe, was reinstated following decisions by both the High Court and the Court of Appeal (CoA) after his dismissal from the Botswana Police Service (BPS) on April 29, 2020, for assaulting another officer.The BPS' Class II...

  • Morupisi appeal withdrawal fails

    The former Permanent Secretary to the President (PSP) hit a brick wall as he was sent back again by the CoA bench following his attempt to withdraw his appeal on Tuesday this week.In what seemed like an easy task for his attorney, Busang Manewe to...

  • Mmutlane villagers retain power to decide chieftaincy heir

    The application by Kgamane and Lekhutile to rescind the Lobatse High Court judgment of August 19, 2022, by Justice Modiri Letsididi, was dismissed with costs, meaning the villagers still hold the power to decide the heir to the village's...

  • Kgosi Kgari settles Thamaga bogosi dispute

    Kgosi Kgari Sechele's confirmation comes in the wake of the community being divided since the August 2021 demise of Kgosi Gobuamang II as to who was the right person to lead Bakgatla ba ga Mmanaana.The late Kgosi Gobuamang is survived by three...

  • Morupisi withdraws appeal, faces uncertainty

    There is a likelihood that the court might vary his sentence depending on the circumstances.The state has not outrightly accepted Morupisi's desire to withdraw the appeal, citing that it offends the CoA rules. The former Permanent Secretary to...

  • The fall of Morupisi recap

    Morupisi, who began as a civil servant in the Ministry of Agriculture in the 80s, seemed as if he was destined to retire with a clean and remarkable record.That was until his life’s work tumbled down in 2019 when he was linked to allegations of...

  • Ex-MAP teacher loses unfair dismissal case

    The former teacher, 41, alleged that despite performing well since 2007, he was informed eight months before his contract expired that it wouldn't be renewed.However, the Industrial Court ruled that Tshwene failed to make a case against the...

  • Pro deo cases dig deep into State pockets

    The Minister, who was presenting a budget proposal for the Administration of Justice (AOJ) for the financial year 2024/2025, said for the outstanding fees for pro deo attorneys (lawyers whose fees are paid directly by the government after being...

  • Cops fired for soliciting bribes

    The fired officers, Masimba Monyatsi, Kenosi Molemo, and Ookeditse Moreng, were arrested in a sting operation by the Internal Affairs of the police service and the Criminal Investigations Bureau. Court papers state that they were charged with acting...

  • 'Wrongfully' dismissed cop gets job back

    He was dismissed from the Botswana Police Service (BPS) on October 31, 2019, after pleading guilty to neglect of duty, specifically failing to attend to a report of rape and leaving the police camp without permission.Molebalwa was fined P500 on each...

  • Court confirms BDF de-linking

    BDF, which had embarked on a de-linking exercise involving linking salaries of BDF staff to their qualifications to improve and adjust salary scale of officers, found itself before the court of law fighting with some of its officers for the mistake...

  • Kweneng Land Board loses land allocation case against employees

    The land board has been in legal tussle with nine employees who accused the Land Board of failing to subdivide and allocate them ploughing fields despite the approval of their application to that effect in 2019. The Land Board had failed to file...

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