JSC concurs with Khama on Motumise

Motumise
Motumise

The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) is of the view that President Ian Khama retains discretion to refuse to appoint a candidate recommended by the JSC.

In a lengthy answering affidavit deposed by JSC secretary, Michael Motlhabi signed two days ago, the provisions of the Constitution further buttress this interpretation.

This case concerns the reviewability of Khama’s decision not to appoint senior attorney Omphemetse Motumise as the judge of the High Court following recommendation of the JSC.

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