Law Society rebukes Dibotelo

The Law Society of Botswana (LSB) says Chief Justice Maruping Dibotelo should desist from making statements that may be perceived as attempt to influence the case between President Ian Khama and the Judicial Service Commission (JSC).

In a statement issued yesterday, LSB chairperson Lawrence Lecha said as the chairperson of the JSC, Dibotelo is party to these court proceedings.

In March this year, the LSB and attorney Omphemetse Motumise filed their lawsuit after Khama rejected the recommendation of the JSC to appoint him (Motumise) as a judge after the JSC had recommended the veteran lawyer to the bench.

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