Khama concedes defeat to Motshwarakgole


President Ian Khama reportedly informed Cabinet about the High Court judgement that declared the appointment of the six Court of Appeal (CoA) judges constitutionally invalid.

In a landmark judgement, Justice Abednigo Tafa ordered that the appointment of Isaac Lesetedi, Monametsi Gaongalelwe, John Foxcroft, John Cameron, Arthur Hamilton and Craig Howie was invalid in that the President had no right to reappoint them to the bench.

The judgment follows a challenge by the Johnson Motshwarakgole’s led National Amalgamated Local and Central Government and Parastatal Workers’ Union (NALCGPWU) against President Khama on his appointment of the CoA judges. The union argued that no judge should be reappointed after a fixed term.  

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