End the legal impasse

Even amidst confusion around when the registration exercise for the 2024 General Election will commence, we would like to encourage Batswana across the 61 constituencies to remain calm and wait patiently for this important process and register in their numbers once it gets underway.

Registration for elections is a crucial process that will ultimately help eligible Batswana to elect leaders of their choice for both the councils and Parliament.

The winners will ultimately form a government. Initially, the registration exercise was billed for November 1 to 30, 2023, but could not materialise after the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC), one of the parties contesting the 2024 General Election, rushed to court on an urgent motion seeking for its clerks to observe the registration exercise. Ever since, the court case has been taking many twists and turns as both sides of the matter continue to raise legal arguments in support of their cases.

Editor's Comment
CoA brings sanity to DIS/DCEC long-standing feud

This decision follows the raiding of the office of the former Director General of the DCEC, Tymon Katlholo early 2022 and his staff officer by the DIS operatives who reportedly took files that they had targeted.After all back and forth arguments, the CoA has set the record straight giving an invaluable lesson to the DIS that it was no super security organ and it does not have any powers to cogently supervise other security organs including the...

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