I live in fear – Kgowe

Simon Badisa Kgowe
Simon Badisa Kgowe

It has been nearly six years since the brutal murder of Simon Badisa Kgowe's then-girlfriend, Bonolo Elizabeth Mapitse (Kerekang).

Now, Kgowe claims he lives in fear of state-sanctioned violence and seeks justice. In a letter submitted to the Office of the President with the intent to be shared with the international community, Kgowe accuses the Judiciary of being manipulated by the Executive and political interests.

The Monitor has the two-page letter. "I am going to give a narrative of what I am going through in my country of birth, the Republic of Botswana, being denied justice by the judicial system of the country that purports to be the advocate of the rule of law," the letter reads. He alleges that contrary to Botswana's reputation for respecting the rule of law, the Judiciary is often manipulated by the Executive for its benefit.

Editor's Comment
Let’s get the constitutional amendment right

Their concerns highlight the need for meaningful dialogue between government and relevant stakeholders to ensure the best interests of the country are served.This was in addition to other voices from opposition politicians and civil society organisations.The stance underscores the importance of citizen participation in the constitutional amendment process. The AFM rightly assert that such weighty matters demand thorough discussions to reflect the...

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