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.

Editor's Comment
Happy Independence Day!

Independence Day holds immense significance for Batswana as a whole. It offers a moment for reflection and celebration of the country's achievements, while also prompting introspection.We must honestly assess whether the number of years of independence aligns with the progress we have made. While there is certainly much to celebrate, there are also pressing issues that require the attention of relevant stakeholders. Many Batswana are facing...

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