When injustice stalks the customary court

Customary court have been accused of injustice
Customary court have been accused of injustice

A time- honoured justice system hailed the world over it effectiveness is increasingly coming under criticism from ever more indigent defendants. The customary court system has long delivered simple justice for the community, but Mmegi corespondent, Nnasaretha Kgamanyane, finds that its judgements are increasingly leaving furrowed brows.

The following scenarios are actual occurrence she witnessed – in this case at Gaborone’s Urban Customary Court or Mosetlheng as it is officially known.

Scenario  (Actual event.)

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