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Mpho Mokwape
  • Gov’t, Balete land war heats up again

    The pair is having yet another round at the courts as the State wants the highest court to decide once and for all to whom the contested farmland belongs. In May last year, Kgosi Mosadi Seboko led Balete to victory when the High Court declared the...

  • CJ, CR deny jeopardising assaulted Magistrate’s health, life

    The judicial heads say the dangers and risks that come with the job of Magistrates are taken seriously hence, the provision of an orderly police escort at work and residence. Responding to Kefilwe Resheng’s lawsuit, a Principal Magistrate, who was...

  • Assaulted Magistrate drags Rannowane, Chief Registrar to court

    Magistrate Kefilwe Resheng, who is resisting a transfer to Mahalapye Magistrate Court on the condition that she suffered an extreme mental breakdown, has asserted her accusations following an alleged attack on her.She said she is fearful after one of...

  • DIS intel exploitation through Museveni reckless—Dow

    Dow, who is in the fight to unmask the identity behind the pseudo-Facebook account, France Museveni, is adamant that the Director of Research and Analysis at the Office of the President Botho Seboko allegedly handles the infamous pseudo-account.She...

  • Displease Masisi, Magosi bear Museveni’s wrath

    She says Museveni is a cyber troll who is state-executed and endorsed specifically to attack and seek to destroy those perceived to be supporting efforts that displease the two. “I specifically assert that the applicant is a member of state...

  • Evidence: Powerful tool

    Therefore, evidence gives credibility to the accusations brought before any court of law meaning that during trial evidence gathered is brought to either prove or discredit the alleged offence whether by the accused or prosecution.In perspective,...

  • Convicted rapist blames judge for ignorance

    The convict, Gaoditlhong Keabetswe who came before the Court of Appeal seeking to be given a chance to file his appeal out of time, said he missed the deadline for appeal filing because he was never told that he could appeal directly to the Court of...

  • DIS detains judicial workers

    It is alleged that amongst those who were detained by the DIS were Chief Registrar of High Court, Chief Justice (CJ) Terence Rannowane's secretaries, and some employees from Office of the President in relation to leaking confidential...

  • Judicial tug of war rages

    It has been a downhill battle since judge Ketlogetswe accused the CJ of judicial interference in a case involving Member of Parliament for Lobatse Dr Thapelo Matsheka and subsequently reported him to President Mokgweetsi Masisi.Now, in an exchange of...

  • CJ admits 'Butterfly' case was the worst

    Admitting that the accused was brought to court on "fabricated evidence", he explained that the matter caused untold reputational damage to the criminal justice system.“We are all aware of the Maswabi case, where the accused was brought...

  • Seretse at war with State, bank

    Seretse, together with his companies, had won a long battle against the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to retain his forfeited assets.The legal tussle was the State’s final attempt to recover some of the monies in the alleged missing P230...

  • DIS escapes punishment for 'lying' against Khama

    This is despite the court admitting that it was wrong of the DIS to conceal and deny him the opportunity to deal with material documents that should have formed part of the record proceedings.Khama had wanted the court to punish the intelligence...

  • No criminal proceedings against Khama

    Khama, who was slapped with 14 charges ranging from illegal possession of firearms and ammunition, has never set foot back into the country since his self-imposed exile in South Africa and the State is finding it difficult to serve him with the...

  • The judicial war

    The CJ who has filed an ex-parte application seeking the release of audio recordings from Mascom Wireless Botswana regarding the alleged communication he had with Justice Ketlogetswe says he wants to demonstrate that he was never involved in such...

  • Waning public trust, confidence in judiciary

    In recent times, the judiciary has been falling deeper and deeper into turmoil and public trust and confidence seems to be taking a knock.The judicial independence and its ability to administer justice independently without any interference from...

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