Rescind that practice directive, Mr. Chief Justice

The Honourable Chief Justice has issued a Practice Directive the effect of which is to curtail civil liberties. The same must be condemned, unreservedly.

Why am I being so blunt with an institution I hold in such high regard, and under which I work. Every court I have been to knows how well I respect it. I have realised that the only way to defend this institution is to tell it the truth about itself, something we generally shy away from, as lawyers.

The High Court should be at the forefront in defending civil liberties. It should not be obsessed with enacting rules that make the enjoyment of liberties difficult. Let us examine the practice directive, issued by the Honourable Chief Justice.

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Something ought to be done about deadly A3 Road

The accident which happened near Marapong village comes after yet another horrific accident which claimed 16 lives in July last year near Hubona. These stats don’t include other accidents where fatalities were not as many as the two.While several factors may have contributed to the two accidents and many others, many believe the biggest with that road is the bad state that the road is in. Unconfirmed reports in the most recent accident state...

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