Gaolathe rallies behind Makgophe, Katlholo

Ndaba Gaolatlhe PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Ndaba Gaolatlhe PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

FRANCISTOWN: In law, a presumption of innocence means that any defendant in a criminal trial is assumed to be guiltless until such guilt is proven.

As such, a prosecutor is required to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the person committed the crime if that person is to be convicted. To do so, proof must be shown for every single element of a crime.

However, president of the Alliance for Progressives (AP), Ndaba Gaolathe jumped the gun at the party’s elective congress over the weekend when he vouched for the innocence of the suspended Botswana Police Service (BPS) commissioner, Keabetswe Makgophe, and the Director General of the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC), Tymon Katlholo.

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Happy Independence!

We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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