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Mpho Mokwape
  • Ex-president fights for benefits

    The State is currently fighting through an appeal before the Court of Appeal to withhold all the benefits the former president is reportedly entitled to including the use and access of government transport.Last year the State lost the case after...

  • Khama application baffles Justice Dambe

    Justice Dambe said it was baffling how Khama’s attorneys would want to pursue an application knowing well it was incompetent. The words from the judge come in the wake of Khama’s recent application in which he approached the CoA seeking an urgent...

  • Agric ministry guilty of unfair, unlawful promotions

    The ministry, which stood accused of handpicking colleagues without following the normal and due process from its employees, has been told that it violated the legislative laws governing such promotions.Justice Isaac Lesetedi of the Court of Appeal...

  • CAAB absolved from unfair labour practices

    The financially unstable CAAB was given a new lease of life by Justice Mercy Garekwe of the Court of Appeal (CoA) when she upheld the authority’s appeal against the employees.The aviation body has been in a legal battle with 66 of its employees who...

  • Judge Segopolo to preside over Nchunga case

    This means Judge Segopolo will preside over former deputy permanent secretary in the Ministry of Justice, Defence and Security Nchunga Nchunga’s dismissal case despite the State calling for his recusal.The State had wanted judge Segopolo’s...

  • Blunder invalidates couple's marriage regime

    The couple, Charles and Atang Maphane, has been at each other’s throats following an error found in their marriage signing, which was never rectified until the divorce proceedings were instituted.They had initially consented to in community of...

  • Chief Justice under scrutiny

    The Law Society of Botswana (LSB) chairperson, Tshekiso Tshekiso said as it stands, the law does not empower the Chief Justice to handpick judges to adjudicate over any matter. “We encourage the office of the Chief Justice to do all within its...

  • Legal fraternity tears spying bill apart

    As a result, the public is reeling in shock following the announcement by Minister of Defence, Justice and Security, Kagiso Mmusi that the State seeks to formalise the collection of information through undercover means.Mmusi tabled the Criminal...

  • Judge Segopolo accused of bias

    Now, the State having failed in their attempt back in October 2021 at the High Court to have judge Segopolo recuse himself, have approached the Court of Appeal (CoA) appealing his refusal to recuse himself.Nchunga has a pending case before judge...

  • Hemp farmer relieved, to start production

    Daniel de Beer who is the Fresh Standard’s director, a company that was granted an exemption to plant and grow hemp, cannabis like plant for medicinal and industrial purposes, was on Friday granted a fresh start by the Gaborone High Court to...

  • 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...

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