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Mpho Mokwape
  • State clutching at straws in NPF looting

    In yet another case where State failed to recover more alleged missing assets from those who were fingered in the looting of P250 million belonging to the national treasury, prosecution has approached the Court of Appeal (CoA) for a saving grace.Last...

  • Blunder In Marriage Signing Leaves Couple Fighting Bitterly

    This is what Charles Maphane and Atang Maphane find themselves at odds with each other following an error found in their marriage signing which was never rectified until the divorce proceedings. According to their legal documents, the couple who are...

  • DIS, Butterfly head for another bruising legal tussle

    In the latest fight, the DIS and the State prosecuting agency, Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) are now headed to the Court of Appeal (CoA) this time around seeking a review of the decision to acquit and dismiss ‘Butterfly’ of all charges...

  • FCC embroiled in adoption legal wrangle

    The legal battle started when the council found an error in investigations regarding the process of adoption and immediately ceased the visitation rights of the supposed parents indicating that it would be halting the adoption process which was...

  • Transport Ministry Scarce Skill Decrapency Unmended

    According to the ministry, sometime in 2018, they discovered that some of the employees at the Department of Road, Transport and Safety were being paid scare skill allowance whilst not qualified to receive the appropriation.The ministry then decided...

  • Legal stories that made headlines

    The legal year is one of the interesting aspects of the judicial calendar. This is where legal minds are tested and tried, where one either rises to the occasion or folds.The year-round is filled with litigations back-to-back and once in a while top...

  • Khama granted access to State House 4

    The access was granted by Gaborone High Court judge, Godfrey Radijeng following an application by Khama’s lawyers challenging the illegal sealing of the house by Directorate on Intelligence and Security (DIS).Radijeng when granting the orders said...

  • It’s your own doing - court tells DIS

    DIS, who were complaining to the court that the inaccessibility of the premises would compromise their investigations, were denied an expedited appeal for the search warrant. They wanted to appeal on urgency after they were denied the search warrant...

  • BOSETU members challenge Rari's tenure

    The four members, Tshetsana Motsatsing, Namwaka Shamukuni, Carthage Kenosi and Matthews Masole, have taken Rari, the union president Winston Radikolo, BOSETU and the Registrar of Trade Unions to court seeking a declaratory order amongst others that...

  • DIS expedited appeal denied

    DIS, who wanted to appeal on urgency after they were denied the search warrant by Lobatse High Court judge Ranier Busang, will have to go through the normal court process for the appeal.This morning, Justice Monametsi Gaongalelwe told the DIS that...

  • Morupisis Await Fate As Trial Ends

    The accused persons, who have been on trial on charges ranging from money laundering and abuse of office, appeared in court on Friday for final submissions as the trial came to a close. They are accused of using Botswana Public Officers Pension Fund...

  • Morupisi, wife in trial final showdown

    Morupisi is charged with three counts of abuse of office, acceptance of bribe by a public officer and money laundering while the wife is charged with one count of money laundering. The offences are alleged to be in connection with the...

  • Court denies Zim refugees audience

    The five Zimbabweans lead by Terence Charuma, who didn’t want to be returned to their country of origin citing fear of persecution, had taken the government to court after the Minister of Defence, Justice and Security declared on January 2020 that...

  • No Same-Sex Marriage Yet

    Though the recent outcome on same-sex conduct has become legal as confirmed by the highest court in the land with the State subsequently succumbing to the defeat, the progressive law does not mean that now the LGBTQI community is free to marry as...

  • DIS Wants Access To Khama's Safe

    The DIS, who wants to be given access to Khama’s property through a search warrant told the Court of Appeal on Friday that they believe weapons of war have been hidden in the safe.They approached the CoA seeking leave to appeal on an urgent basis...

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