Justice delayed, is justice denied

For some time now, we have observed as the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) charges suspected criminals people left right and centre, only for the cases to stall before the trial commences.

Citizens, some public officers have been brought before courts for various offences, kept behind bars, for some luckily they were released on cash bail and it took years before their cases could be determined.

While we all respect the justice system and always want the law to take its course, it is disturbing how our law enforcements and the DPP in particular seem to be trigger-happy to charge suspects before assessment and conclusion of the evidence they have to build a strong case against such persons.

Editor's Comment
Are police trigger-happy?

Unfortunately, that day turned sour for those who were shopping at Sefalana Cash and Carry in Gaborone West Industrial.The exchange of fire that ensued between members of the Botswana Police Service (BPS) and robbers who had allegedly robbed a G4S cash-in-transit vehicle left two civilians dead, three robbers struck down, and an undisclosed number of citizens wounded.One deceased civilian is reportedly an employee of the Citizen Entrepreneurial...

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