Disband, or empower the DPP

When the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) was established just over a decade ago to make it autonomous from the Attorney General’s Chambers, hopes were high that our country was moving in the right direction.

In-fact, the DPP then became an institution, which attracted esteemed lawyers who have since left to set up private firms. Some of them have made big names for themselves, whilst others have joined the bench as judges. Oh, the DPP was a great institution that secured a number of high profile convictions during those days. The same cannot be said about the DPP we have today.

Not only is the DPP head Rre Leonard Sechele a very ‘press shy’ officer, his juniors are also ‘court shy’. On Monday this week, Extension two Magistrate Court issued a warrant of arrest against a prosecutor who failed to show up in court for unexplained reasons. The officer was supposed to appear on a drunken driving case.

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Our queen: Bring home the crown

Well-wishers gathered at the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport to bid our queen farewell and wish her success as she joins other beauties from around the globe for the coveted crown. Competing in such events is nerve-wracking, and one needs to be fully prepared to stand a chance of making it as a finalist.It is not just about physical fitness; mental state matters too. Unfortunately, sometimes our queens end up facing such fierce...

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