Monakwe's urgent appeal falls flat

Olefile Monakwe PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Olefile Monakwe PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

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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