Law Society supports Motshwarakgole suit against appeal judges


The Law Society of Botswana (LSB) has resolved to join proceedings in which the National Amalgamated Local and Central Government and Parastatal Workers Union (NALCGPWU) has taken President Ian Khama to court, challenging the appointment of the seven Court of Appeal judges.

In a notice to members dated September 16, 2015, the LSB chairperson Lawrence Lecha said members expressed the view that the LSB should consider joining in the litigation.

 “Council advised that it had previously taken a position that the appointment of judges of the Court of Appeal on renewable three-year contract terms was unconstitutional.

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Implement the recommendations Mr. President

The nation is eagerly awaiting this report to have a glimpse of what the recommendations are like, possibly for further debate. Mr. President, it’s our ardent hope that true to your promises, the public will have an opportunity to peruse the report and see if it reflects their interests as the Commission went around the length and breadth of the country collecting views of the people with some choosing to write to the Commission’s...

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