Morupisi appeal withdrawal fails


It was tough for the Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF) chairman, Carter Morupisi before the Court of Appeal (CoA) as his appeal was met by resistance from both the CoA bench and prosecution.

The former Permanent Secretary to the President (PSP) hit a brick wall as he was sent back again by the CoA bench following his attempt to withdraw his appeal on Tuesday this week.

In what seemed like an easy task for his attorney, Busang Manewe to just pop up, withdraw the appeal and leave, turned into a full back and forth affair with the CoA bench comprising Court President Justice Tebogo Tau, Justices Singh Lakhvinder Walia and Baaitse Nkabinde about the rules of court and if the withdrawal was properly before court.

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