A constitutional inelegance

Recent events surrounding the resignation from office and reappointment of Public Affairs and Presidential Affairs minister, Eric Molale, are a reminder of the difference between the law and justice.

Even as Batswana scramble to acquaint themselves with the specific constitutional provisions that have granted Molale his failsafe for the Goodhope/Mabule election, intense debate around the matter suggests a level of astonishment among citizens.

While it was expected that the minister would naturally step down in order to contest the by-elections, it was not expected that he would be reappointed hours later in line with a certain section of the constitution.

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Let the law take its course

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