Eritrean players face expulsion

Eritrean players singing their country's national anthem before the Zebras Eritrea match PIC. KEAOGILE BONANG
Eritrean players singing their country's national anthem before the Zebras Eritrea match PIC. KEAOGILE BONANG

After a series of meetings and court battles, the government has rescinded its decision to grant the Eritrean players asylum, stating that the 10 must go and seek asylum elsewhere.

This is contained in a letter written by the Ministry of Defence, Justice and Security, permanent secretary, Segakweng Tsiane, to the United Nations refugee agency, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

The agency is mandated to protect and support refugees at the request of a government or the UN itself and assist in their voluntary repatriation, local integration or resettlement to a third country.

Editor's Comment
Respect public institutions Mr Pres

Leaders must uphold the rule of law and ensure justice, but Masisi’s remarks raise serious concerns on the separation of powers and the independence of the justice system.Masisi’s claim that he personally instructed authorities not to handcuff Khama, regardless of the legal circumstances, undermines the principles of justice and equality before the law.As Head of State, Masisi should respect the judicial process and avoid interfering in...

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