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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Women in Politics caucus NGO, a welcome development

In the 2014 General Election, women who stood for parliamentary elections were a mere 17 out of a total of 192 aspirants, and sadly the number dropped to 11 out of 210 parliamentary aspirants in the 2019 General Election. Hopefully, registration of the Women in Politics Caucus will give women the necessary support to join politics. While things were slowly improving, women for a long time were at the receiving end as compared to their male...

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