Twin blows for Morupisi’s political ambition

Morupisi and his wife, Pini, at the Gaborone high court PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Morupisi and his wife, Pini, at the Gaborone high court PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

After the Court of Appeal (CoA) struck out his notice of withdrawal, convicted former Permanent Secretary to the President (PSP), Carter Morupisi, this week left the courtroom shell-shocked as he solemnly shuffled into the court hallway. The once powerful civil servant knew that the ruling could prove fateful to his political ambitions and his destiny as the judiciary determines what happens next, writes Mmegi Staffer SPIRA TLHANKANE

Now that his withdrawal has been rejected by the highest court in the land, Morupisi’s appeal shall proceed as critical days lay ahead in his legal battle. Speaking of battles, this is one battle Morupisi brought onto himself after he filed a notice of appeal on numerous grounds among others seeking an order that his convictions and sentences be set aside and replaced by an order directing that he be discharged and acquitted of all the counts.

Morupisi later attempted to withdraw his appeal on February 29, a move which was met by resistance from both the CoA bench and the prosecution.

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