Bontleng customary court moves into tents

Government tents
Government tents

A delay in renovations at the Urban Customary Court in Bontleng has resulted in cases being held in tents, putting officials, suspects and bailiffs at the mercy of the elements.

The Urban Customary Court moved from its permanent structures into two tents on April 1 to allow for renovations by the Gaborone City Council.

The situation has created chaos as court president, Dikwalo Monametsi has at times been forced to share a tent with his deputy, Patricia Radipati leading to cases being heard simultaneously.  Often it becomes difficult for people to hear or understand each other during such times.

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