Kirby resurfaces at the Big Debate


Since retiring as Court of Appeal (CoA) Judge President, Ian Kirby will make one of his most rare public appearances through a panel discussion dubbed the Big Debate, next week.

The panel discussion, a brainchild of The Voice newspaper, will be held under the theme and motion “Is it time for Botswana to review its use of the death penalty?” Since independence in 1966, Botswana has had 70 death penalty executions to date and currently have 12 on death row.

With 33 African states that still practice the death penalty, Botswana remains the only Southern African country that still practices capital punishment. Is it time for our Constitution to re-evaluate the death penalty, The Voice will ask the penallists.

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