SA legal eagle to help LSB

In session: Senior LSB members brainstorm on the way forward
In session: Senior LSB members brainstorm on the way forward

The Law Society of Botswana (LSB) has appointed top notch South African senior advocate, Wim Trengove, to lead its legal team in the fight against President Ian Khama’s refusal to appoint attorney Omphemetse Motumise as High Court judge.

“We are very pleased and humbled that the highly regarded Advocate Wim Trengove SC will lead us in the LSB and Motumise vs President Ian Khama and Judicial Service Commission application. He has decided to assist pro bono because he considers it a very important matter,” LSB attorney Tshiamo Rantao said. Despite the looming legal battle, Khama rubberstamped the appointment of Zein Kebonang as acting judge of the High Court last week. 

The LSB lawyers recently served a statutory notice on the Attorney General after the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) recommended Kebonang as acting judge.

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