Monakwe's urgent appeal falls flat


The Court of Appeal (CoA) Justice Isaac Lesetedi has dismissed with costs an application by Botswana Public Employees Union (BOPEU) acting president Olefile Monakwe for an expedited appeal and stay of execution pending the appeal.

Monakwe had approached CoA to overturn a High Court decision that recognises suspended union president Masego Mogwera, as the chairperson of the union's business arm, Babereki Investments.  He wanted his appeal to be urgently dealt with and the decision of the High Court stayed pending this appeal. 

However, Lesetedi ruled on Monday that the applicant has failed to show what irreparable harm or prejudice he is suffering as a result of the reinstatement of Mogwera and three others as members of the Board of Directors of Babereki Investments (Pty) Ltd. 

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Routine child vaccination imperative

The recent Vaccination Day in Motokwe, orchestrated through collaborative efforts between UNICEF, USAID, BRCS, and the Ministry of Health, underscores a commendable stride towards fortifying child health services.The painful reality as reflected by the Ministry of Health's data regarding the decline in routine immunisation coverage since the onset of the pandemic, is a cause for concern.It underscores the urgent need to address the...

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