Debswana accuser loses appeal

An artistic illustration of back pain. PIC: PAINKICKERS.COM
An artistic illustration of back pain. PIC: PAINKICKERS.COM

The Court of Appeal last week dismissed a case in which a man attempted to obtain compensation from his former employers.

The appellant, Patrick Mokokwe, worked as an operator for Debswana Diamond Company from 1976 until retirement in 2010. In 2009 Mokokwe claimed to have sustained a back injury while in the course of duty but the employer resisted this claim.

An internal inquiry conducted by Debswana Diamond Company found that the appellant failed to report any injury as required by the employer’s procedures. The appellant expressed his dissatisfaction with the inquiry’s findings. Initially in 1999, a doctor who examined him diagnosed that he had a festering bone disease.

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CoA brings sanity to DIS/DCEC long-standing feud

This decision follows the raiding of the office of the former Director General of the DCEC, Tymon Katlholo early 2022 and his staff officer by the DIS operatives who reportedly took files that they had targeted.After all back and forth arguments, the CoA has set the record straight giving an invaluable lesson to the DIS that it was no super security organ and it does not have any powers to cogently supervise other security organs including the...

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