'Separation of powers needs to be preserved'

Terrance Rannowane PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Terrance Rannowane PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

A professor at the University of Botswana (UB) has questioned the preservation and protection of separation of powers between the organs of state after allegations that some powerful bureaucrats tried to influence a High Court Judge’s decision on a certain case.

This comes after allegations that the Chief Justice (CJ) Terrence Rannowane and the Minister of State Kabo Morwaeng tried to influence Justice Gaolapelwe Ketlogetswe to rule against Lobatse legislator, Dr Thapelo Matsheka's application in a case he sought freedom from prolonged detention.

Dr Matsheka was arrested and detained recently by the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) sleuths in relation to the death of a seven-year-old Lobatse boy, Tlotso Karema in a matter that got serious public attention.

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