2015 at the Courts of Law

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Mmegi Staff writers SHARON MATHALA and MPHO MOKWAPE reflect on the 2015 cases that were the highlights for the legal year

Khama suspends four High Court Judges

In an unprecedented move that saw Botswana’s judiciary rocked to the core, President Ian Khama removed four High Court judges from the bench. The judges: Key Dingake, Modiri Letsididi, Mercy Garekwe and Ranier Busang were suspended for undermining the Chief Justice Maruping Dibotelo and bringing the judiciary into disrepute. They were also suspended for challenging Chief Justice Dibotelo’s move to report them to the police for receiving housing allowances while staying in official residences. The four judges have since declared that the chief justice’s actions were questionable and amounted to harassment and witch-hunting. 

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GBV: The big elephant in the room

Sadly, the country seems not to have proper tools and the extent to which women and the girl-child are being abused is not adequately measured.Almost every week there are reports of women being attacked by their significant others and while men are attacked as well, women seem to be more on the receiving end.On May 24, 2023 news broke that a woman who was receiving support from the Botswana Gender-Based Violence Prevention Centre in Gaborone, was...

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