Judges win interim interdict to stop disciplinary hearing

Motswagole
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FRANCISTOWN: Four judges have succeeded in stalling a disciplinary hearing against them referred to President Ian Khama pending their institution of judicial review proceedings.

Judicial Service Commission (JSC) chairperson, Maruping Dibotelo had written to the four judges to show cause why the petition which they endorsed and that which allegedly undermined the authority of the Chief Justice Dibotelo should not be referred to President Khama.

The matter is referred to Khama perhaps to set up the Tribunal to inquire into their conduct. Justices Tshepo Motswagole, Lot Moroka, Gaolapelwe Ketlogetswe and Godfrey Nthomiwa respectively say the intended review proceedings will seek to have reviewed and set aside a decision by the JSC to open and continue with an investigation against them in respect of a petition dated August 17, 2015.

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