The President remains above the law

President Masisi PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
President Masisi PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Following a countrywide consultative review by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Review of the Constitution of Botswana, Cabinet has rejected the suggestion by some Batswana that a President should not be above the law.

One of the recommendations by Batswana was that the Constitution seems to give the President excessive powers that seem to set him or her above the law.

Some people opposed a sitting President’s immunity from criminal prosecution and advocated the inclusion of a provision for indictment and impeachment or recalling of the President in the reviewed Constitution but Cabinet has since rejected this.


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