Acting CJ refuses to recuse himself

Justice Gaolapelwe Ketlogetswe
Justice Gaolapelwe Ketlogetswe

The Acting Chief Justice Godfrey Radijeng has refused to recuse himself from a matter in which Justice Gaopalelwe Ketlogetswe has dragged amongst others Chief justice Terrence Rannowane and President Mokgweetsi Masisi to court. Ketlogetswe had wanted Radijeng to recuse himself because the office in which he is acting on, (Chief Justice office) is implicated in the matter.

At the heart of the matter is accusations made by Ketlogetswe that the Chief Justice and the Minister for State President, Kabo Morwaeng of judicial interference in relation to ‘murder’ allegations against Lobatse legislator, Dr Thapelo Matsheka. Ketlogetswe made a series of accusations against the pair alleging they had tried to influence his decision regarding the case in which Matsheka was accused of kidnapping and killing a seven-year-old Lobatse boy Tlotso Karema for ritual purposes.

Now Ketlogetswe who faces disciplinary action has made an application to interdict Rannowane, Masisi and the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) from instituting disciplinary action against him in his ongoing dispute.

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