Waning public trust, confidence in judiciary

Compromised: The judicial independence and its ability to administer justice independently without any interference from third forces is yet again under the spotlight PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Compromised: The judicial independence and its ability to administer justice independently without any interference from third forces is yet again under the spotlight PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

The judiciary is back again in the public eye as its independence continues to be scrutinised.

In recent times, the judiciary has been falling deeper and deeper into turmoil and public trust and confidence seems to be taking a knock.

The judicial independence and its ability to administer justice independently without any interference from third forces is yet again under the spotlight after claims were made by one of the judges, Justice Gaolapelwe Ketlogetswe that Chief Justice Terrence Rannowane and the Minister of State Kabo Morwaeng tried to influence him to rule against the Lobatse legislator, Thapelo Matsheka's extended detention.

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