Reflections of my life journey, constitutional review in Botswana and African leadership challenges Pt 2

Sharing insights: Dingake PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Sharing insights: Dingake PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Why Constitutions? Firstly, Constitutions provide the foundation for almost every nation’s legal system. A Constitution is a statement of values and embodies a contract between the government and the people of any nation.

Secondly, in many legal systems, Constitutions are superior to all other laws, making them critical tools for overturning discriminatory legislation.

For instance, in India, in 2017, the Supreme Court ruled that the traditional practice of “instant divorce” in Islamic marriages, which allowed men to legally divorce their wives by saying the Arabic word for divorce three times, violated the Constitution’s protection for gender equality.

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CoA brings sanity to DIS/DCEC long-standing feud

This decision follows the raiding of the office of the former Director General of the DCEC, Tymon Katlholo early 2022 and his staff officer by the DIS operatives who reportedly took files that they had targeted.After all back and forth arguments, the CoA has set the record straight giving an invaluable lesson to the DIS that it was no super security organ and it does not have any powers to cogently supervise other security organs including the...

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