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Mpho Mokwape
  • 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...

  • Rannowane, Leburu judgements ‘birds of the same feather’

    The sodomy laws made their way into the country in 1964 though the enactment of the present penal code, which has since undergone several amendments. However, with the evolution of human rights advocacy and the ever changing laws in relation to human...

  • Ex-CMB bosses to face charges again

    Tim Marsland and Rapula Okaile were allegedly involved in the controversial misappropriation of P477 million of funds of the Botswana Public Officers Pension Fund (BPOPF) where they successfully fought the case at the High Court for charges to be...

  • Khama dismisses DIS

    Khama, who is fighting to protect his right to privacy he says the DIS infringes on and not have searched his State House 4, said it was simply a tactic to ‘create fear’ and ‘poison’ the court’s mind against him.“There is no truth to...

  • Choppies Auditors Forced To Provide Ottapathu, Ismail Details

    The auditors, who are entangled in a P450 million lawsuit with the outfit’s bosses and shareholders, were last week ordered by High Court judge Boipuso Tshweneyagae to provide the pair with further particulars regarding the audit they have been...

  • Botswana 'Red Listing' Might Affect Vaccine Arrivals

    According to the Minister of Health and Wellness Edwin Dikoloti the country was expecting vaccines from different brands, but as it stands now he is not sure if they would arrive on time due to the travel ban imposed on the country and grounding of...

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