LSB to sue Khama over Motumise rejection


The Law Society of Botswana (LSB) and senior attorney Omphemetse Motumise will soon approach the High Court to challenge President Ian Khama’s decision to reject the recommendation of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) to appoint Motumise to the bench.

The LSB and Motumise will further approach the High Court to review the decision of JSC that its role is ‘advisory’ and therefore to accept the decision of the President. This follows the reports that Khama rejected JSC’s recommendation to  the appointment of Motumise as a judge of the High Court.

On March 18, 2015 the LSB executive secretary Tebogo Moipolai issued a notice to members informing them that a statutory notice was served on all affected parties and their legal representative, the Attorney General.

Editor's Comment
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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