Judge Motumise must demand apology

This week President Ian Khama implemented a Court of Appeal (CoA) judgement in which veteran attorney, Omphemetse Motumise and Law Society of Botswana (LSB) had challenged him for refusal to appoint Motumise as a High Court Judge.

The LSB and Motumise took the matter to the CoA after the High Court had dismissed his application last year. The two argued that Khama acted irrationally by refusing to give reasons for refusal. On Monday this week, the Minister of Defence, Justice and Security Shaw Kgathi read a disturbing message from Khama on the national broadcaster, Botswana Television (BTV).

In the statement Kgathi repeated the allegations from Khama that he appointed the veteran attorney despite the fact that Motumise was not fit for the bench. Khama through Kgathi failed to provide evidence that Motumise is a security threat or anything as he assumes his new role as the High Court Judge. In other words Kgathi was saying the new Judge lacks credibility.

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