Banners
Banners

Latest News

The board of local property group, Letlole la Rona, has suspended its ...
PRESS STATEMENT: International Socialists Botswana stand in solidarity...
Press Release: The Department of Meteorological Services wishes to inf...
The situation under which informal traders at Gaborone Bus Rank find t...
Banners
Banners

Eight shortlisted for Judge positions

OARABILE MOSIKARE
Gabriel Komboni PIC: KEOAGILE BONANG
The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has shortlisted eight lawyers for four High Court Judge posts to be filled.

Most of the shortlisted candidates are government lawyers employed at the Directorate of Public Prosecutions. These are Kabo Leinaeng, Susan Mangori and Kentse Molome.

There is also the southern Regional Magistrate, Chris Gabanagae, former Registrar of the High Court and now University of Botswana legal advisor, Tshegofatso Mogomotsi, private attorneys Gabriel Komboni and Oteng Motlhala. Also making it into the list is former acting Judge, Jennifer Dube.

The JSC earlier this year rejected the appointment of Dube as a High Court Judge after discussing and considering the results of the round robin. Dube was acting Judge until December 31, 2017. Before being appointed acting Judge in September 2015, she worked for Botswana Development Corporation (BDC).

Early in his presidency, former

Banners
president Ian Khama disregarded the JSC recommendation to appoint Komboni and attorney Lizo Ngcongco to the bench. But last year, Khama extended an invitation to the two attorneys to indicate whether they would be willing to be High Court Judges.

Observers thought Komboni would not apply since he was offered the position by the appointing authority. Others differed. “Khama does not give posts. The JSC creates posts and candidates apply. Khama was doing a popularity stunt and the JSC did not have a post by then and it was functus officio [of no further official authority or legal effect].

Komboni applied and was shortlisted by the JSC. He will be interviewed with others,” one legal eagle explained.

 



News

Banners
Banners

Selefu

The Parliamentary DIS

Latest Frontpages

Todays Paper Todays Paper Todays Paper Todays Paper Todays Paper Todays Paper
Banners