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Mpho Mokwape
  • CJ defends judges

    “Judges cannot defend themselves; they cannot go to a freedom square and start speaking on attacks. In this context, I wish to request members of the public to refrain from attacking judges in the private press and social media platforms. This is a...

  • Kweneng Land Board, landowner-ex-employees in CoA showdown

    The Board is currently seeking to overturn a judgment favouring nine former employees involved in a clash over land allocation.The former employees, some reinstated and others with pending cases, accused the Land Board of failing to subdivide and...

  • Estate Construction, Kweneng council clash in court

    Estate Construction, owned by one of Sebina brothers, had dealings with the council over the construction of a bus terminus in Molepolole before things turned sour.In its defence against an appeal filed by the KDC before the Court of Appeal (CoA),...

  • DIS chickens out of court case with Sebina brothers

    The intelligence agency was disputing damages awarded to the Sebinas after they won against the Directorate in a civil suit for reputational damage and humiliation. The DIS had accused them of criminal dealings with former head of the Directorate,...

  • State case was speculation, exaggeration –Morupisi

    The former Permanent Secretary to the President (PSP) has filed an appeal before the Court of Appeal (CoA) seeking for his conviction to be overturned and given a free lease on life on reasons that the State failed to produce evidence on the charges...

  • Death row inmate says he was provoked when he killed

    Ntsuape, who was convicted last year after pleading guilty to two counts of murder and four counts of attempted murder, said this on Thursday when he appeared for mitigation before Gaborone High Court judge, Barnabas Nyamadzabo.The convict has been...

  • NPF management was blocked from tracking accounts - DPP

    The State believes that Seretse, who was at the time the managing director of Kgori Capital, an asset management company that was tasked with administering the NPF since winning the tender in January 2016, connived with the former director of energy...

  • DPP case is hearsay, scandalous and sensational – Seretse

    Seretse, who was fingered as the 'mastermind' in the National Petroleum Fund (NPF) financial scandal before his acquittal and discharge, lost his assets around September 2021.The properties were initially held under a restraining order...

  • ‘Girlfriend’ killer wants death penalty overturned

    Moses Kanika was convicted and sentenced to death in November 2021 by Judge Lot Moroka of the Francistown High Court for murdering Wanani Tafila on January 16, 2016 in Selibe-Phikwe reportedly after years of a toxic relationship.Kanika, who appears...

  • Kgosi, DIS impasse has destroyed many lives and careers – Kebonang

    The back and forth altercations between the parties and its effects have been talked about the most and recently Jystice Zein Kebonang of the Gaborone High Court weighed in on how the impasse has affected the running of many things in the country....

  • Charges against Kgosi, a glaring abuse of power – Kebonang

    Justice Zein Kebonang of the Gaborone High Court has told the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) that charges against former spymaster, Isaac Kgosi are just abuse of power and done in bad faith.In a recent ruling between the Attorney General,...

  • The illusion of Justice: The low point of Botswana’s judiciary

    Legal minds believe that justice equates to fairness. When one talks about justice, people expect to be treated impartially, fairly, properly, and reasonably by the law and by those tasked with creating those laws.Justice prevails when laws are made...

  • Child-killer condemned to death

    Mokobela, who was 25 years old at the time he committed the heinous crime, was on a previous court appearance found guilty without any extenuating circumstances for allegedly sexually assaulting the minor and later killing her by slitting her throat...

  • UDC accuses IEC of fishing for controversy

    The coalition says the IEC is looking for controversy where there is none and such should not distract the court, the parties or the informed observers of the case that the commission was litigating against its obligation. “Controversy is being...

  • UDC wants to change registration process without legislation - IEC

    The commission says UDC in its pursuit to obtain permission to observe and monitor the national elections registration exercise, the coalition has in effect sought for the amendment to the registration process in a manner not provided for in the...

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