Where is judicial independence?

Elsewhere in this edition, we carry stories that raise questions on the independence of the Judiciary.

Of recent, judicial independence and its ability to administer justice independently without any form of interference from third forces is under the spotlight.

This was after claims were made by one of the judges, Justice Gaolapelwe Ketlogetswe that Chief Justice Terrence Rannowane and the Minister of State Kabo Morwaeng allegedly tried to influence him to rule against Lobatse legislator, Thapelo Matsheka in a case he sought freedom from prolonged detention.

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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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