Leepile receives backing against High Court judge

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Aveteran journalist, Metlhaetsile Leepile, has received international backing in his defence against High Court judge Mpaphi Phumaphi in a defamation suit.

In this marathon case that has been ongoing for 11 years, Justice Phumaphi has sued The Voice newspaper, its editor, publishers and Leepile for P850,000 for allegedly defaming him. This was after Leepile drafted a study critical of Botswana's constitutional amendments in the Year 2000.

He had sent the study to his peers for feedback but it was circulated without his consent. Excerpts of the study were published in The Voice and statements leaked in the newspaper were critical of Botswana's judicial service and alleged it was corrupt and in nepotistic.

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