FCC instructs Collins, Newman against former mayor

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FRANCISTOWN: The James Kgalajwe-Ephraim Maiketso saga has certainly gone to the wire as the day inches closer when they will engage in an epic battle in court.

Inspite of declaring itself broke years ago, the Francistown City Council (FCC) is prepared to fork out thousands of Pula to ensure that former mayor Ephraim Maiketso's reinstatement efforts come to nought. FCC has hired prominent law firm Collins, Newman. A letter from the law firm dated May 6, 2013 to MCM Moseki Attorneys says in part:

"We act for the City of Francistown and his Honour the Mayor of the Council, James Kgalajwe." However, the letter bears a scrawled signature that is not easy to decipher without the name of the author clearly spelt out. The name of law firm Collins, Newman and Company is beneath the signature. The law firm, which is known for handling high profile cases, last week indicated that if Maiketso choses to go to court, they (the law firm) would defend both the council and the man.  In a two-page notice routed to Morgan Moseki of MCM Moseki Attorneys and duly representing Maiketso they said:

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