Basarwa sue Khama


Five Basarwa tribesmen are suing the Minister of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism, Tshekedi Khama, over a ban on hunting in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR).

Nare Gaoberekwe, Mosetlhanyane Matsipane, Amogelang Segootsane, Gaorapelwe Kgwathiswa and Mogoba Tshiamiso are residents of the CKGR, who have instituted the notice to sue.

 “The claimants’ cause of action is their right as citizens of Botswana not to be subject to statutory instrument that is inconsistent with the provision of the enactment under which it was made and is therefore void pursuant to Section 5 (2) of the Statutory Instrument Act; and their right to protection of Chapter II of the Constitution,” reads the notice received by the Attorney General’s office on August 8, 2014. The applicants say the statutory instrument is in the Wildlife Conservation and National Parks (Prohibition of Hunting, Capturing or Removal of Animals) order of 2014.

Editor's Comment
Has life become worthless?

As many wondered what wrong the young boy could have done to end up killed, it emerged that his own cousin was a suspect in the murder after he claimed P50,000 from Botswana Life. Thato Tsametse, who was last week sentenced to death for the murder of his cousin, had reportedly taken out two Mmoloki Funeral Covers valued at P25,000 each.Over the years, the media has been covering the murder case, and some revelation has come up that certain...

Have a Story? Send Us a tip
arrow up