Judges Recuse Themselves From UDC Petitions

Haskins Nkaigwa
Haskins Nkaigwa

Two election petition cases by the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) have to be re- allocated to another panel of Judges after some recused themselves.

The cases are for Haskins Nkaigwa who lost to Mpho Balopi in Gaborone North constituency and Micus Chimbombi who lost to Sam Brooks in Kgalagadi South constituency.

Chimbombi’s case was taken to a third panel of Judges after the second panel told the court that Judge Itumeleng Segopolo had recused himself on two matters because he has a long-standing relationship with President Mokgweetsi Masisi.

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