Lesetedi Decides Monakwe, Sedimo Fate, Appeals Today

Rush Sedimo
Rush Sedimo

The Court of Appeal judge, Justice Isaac Lesetedi will today deliver a judgement in three appeal matters filed by Olefile Monakwe and Rash Sedimo in what will effectively put to finality their fate.

Lesetedi’s judgement will put to rest all matters concerning Monakwe and Sedimo as president and secretary-general respectively of the Botswana Public Employees Union (BOPEU). This comes soon after the High Court’s Justice Mercy Garekwe restored Masego Mogwera and Topias Marenga into office as president and secretary-general of BOPEU respectively in her long-anticipated ruling.

Monakwe in particular has moved two courts of appeal applications, one challenging Garekwe’s ruling and the second, an application for expediting the appeal, as well as an application for consolidation of all his appeals as one matter.

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