Judge Segopolo accused of bias

Justice Segopolo
Justice Segopolo

The State has accused Gaborone High Court judge, Itumeleng Segopolo of bias in handling a matter involving former Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice, Defence and Security, Nchunga Nchunga’s dismissal case and wants him to recuse himself.

Now, the State having failed in their attempt back in October 2021 at the High Court to have judge Segopolo recuse himself, have approached the Court of Appeal (CoA) appealing his refusal to recuse himself.

Nchunga has a pending case before judge Segopolo at the High Court where the former permanent secretary is seeking a review of the decision of President Mokgweetsi Masisi to fire him.

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