Morupisi's fate to be decided tomorrow

Morupisi’s fate to be decided tomorrow
Morupisi’s fate to be decided tomorrow

The Court of Appeal (CoA) will tomorrow deliver a ruling on whether former Permanent Secretary to the President (PSP) Carter Morupisi can withdraw his appeal.

The former PSP and now the Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF) chairperson indicated his intention to withdraw the appeal through a notice of withdrawal dated February 29, 2024, a plea which was rejected by the state, citing that it offends the CoA rules.

His notice to appeal came after the CoA bench comprising Court President Justice Tebogo Tau, Justices Singh Lakhvinder Walia and Baaitse Nkabinde, at the beginning of the appeal case, advised Morupisi through his lawyer, Busang Manewe, to consider addressing the court on a point of law which allows the highest court to either enhance or reduce his sentence.

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