LSB Wants Kebonang's Leave Of Absence Reviewed

Kebonang with his lawyer Mack PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES
Kebonang with his lawyer Mack PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES

The Law Society of Botswana (LSB) has called on President Mokgweetsi Masisi to establish a tribunal to deal with High Court Judge, Zein Kebonang’s leave of absence from duty following allegations of money laundering involving the National Petroleum Fund.

Kebonang was granted leave of absence late last year by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) after the allegations surfaced and now the LSB wants the tribunal to deal with the matter as quickly as possible.

In his maiden address of the opening of the legal year, LSB chairperson, Diba Diba said the LSB has made representation to the JSC that it re-considers its decision and instead recommends to His Excellency the President to establish a tribunal as per the Constitution to make a determination on the matter.

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Masisi should avoid diplomatic tensions

Mokgweetsi Masisi’s recent spats regarding the supposed involvement of Eswatini and South Africa in accommodating former president Ian Khama have sparked concerns about the potential ramifications on diplomatic relations. While transparency is valued, it must be accompanied by strategic communication to mitigate unintended consequences.President Masisi’s comments during a diplomatic heads meeting have drawn attention to the delicate balance...

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