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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Keep your mask close

Wearing of masks behind closed doors has been mandatory following the government’s August decision that the public was freed from masking in outdoor spaces.According to a press statement from the ministry, all other remaining COVID-19 protocols such as social distancing in schools and requirements for vaccination or PCR tests at ports of entry have also been relaxed.Statistics still show that hundreds still die daily due to the pandemic around...

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