Suspension of judges riles attorney

The suspended Judges; Garekwe, Dingake, Letsididi and Busang at Lobatse High Court early this year. PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
The suspended Judges; Garekwe, Dingake, Letsididi and Busang at Lobatse High Court early this year. PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

The suspension of four High Court judges three months ago has come to haunt the judiciary.

Since the suspension of the quartet, acting judges have been employed to take over the cases that have been allocated to the suspended judges. Apparently, attorneys have been receiving notifications from the Registrar of the High Court, Michael Motlhabi informing them about the status hearing of the cases that were presided over by the suspended judges.

Now some lawyers have notified Motlhabi that they will not assist the acting judges on the status of cases. One such lawyer is Martin Dingake representing a Molepolole family that had dragged the Commissioner of Police, Keabetswe Makgophe for the release of Olefile Momphitlhi who has been missing for three years. This week, Dingake wrote to Motlhabi questioning the allocation of his case to acting Justice Jennifer Dube.

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