Khama questions top lawyer’s security credentials


President Ian Khama has stopped short of calling veteran lawyer Omphemetse Motumise a national security threat in papers the latter filed at the High Court Wednesday.

Khama declined to appoint Motumise to become a judge and instead Zane Kebonang was made acting judge in his place following the Law Society of Botswana (LSB) and Motumise challenging the President’s act. Subsequent to Khama rejecting the recommendation of the Judicial Service Commission recommendation to appoint the veteran lawyer to the bench, LSB and Motumise filed papers in court to challenge the President’s decision.

Khama is the first respondent in this case while the Attorney General is the third respondent.

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Happy Independence!

We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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