No money, no justice – Dibotelo warns

Justice Dibotelo
Justice Dibotelo

“Governments come and go but institutions remain,” a combative Chief Justice Maruping Dibotelo warned in his brief, but loaded address at the Legal Year opening at the Gaborone High Court yesterday.

In his address, the The Chief Justice (CJ) effectively described Botswana’s Judiciary as virtually bedridden and hence failing to efficiently disperse justice.

Dibotelo said the Judiciary was so financially starved that time and again it had to halt cases because the courts could not even pay witnesses their allowances and other expenses.

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