CJ speaks on the state of the judiciary

Terrence Rannowane PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Terrence Rannowane PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

Since last year, the judiciary has been thrown into turmoil amid judicial interference allegations as the country and legal experts continue to debate on the independence of Botswana courts. With litigation being thrown at the Chief Justice (CJ) Terrence Rannowane, Mmegi staffer SHARON MATHALA sat down with the CJ in this interview as he shares his views on the state of the judiciary, his successes and challenges

Rannowane was appointed to the highest seat of the High Court of Botswana back in April 2018 by President Mokgweetsi Masisi.

Since then, he has been a busy man. Rannowane’s first real challenge arrived post the 2019 General Election as the court tackled petitions brought about by the main opposition party, the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC).

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