Dingake: Humble African legal giant

Everyone's Judge: Dingake,a former Judge of the high court of Botswana and now with the Supreme and National Courts of Papua New Guinea
Everyone's Judge: Dingake,a former Judge of the high court of Botswana and now with the Supreme and National Courts of Papua New Guinea

* ‘Judges cite his judgements with approval across the world’ This year I read three reviews of books written by Justice Professor Oagile Bethuel Key Dingake, a former Judge of the High Court of Botswana and now with the Supreme and National Courts of Papua New Guinea (PNG).

The books are: In Pursuit of Justice, Judges, and Towards A People’s Constitution for Botswana. Chief Justice Salika, Chief Justice of the Supreme and National Courts of PNG and Professor Crawford, Dean of Law at James Cook University, in Australia and Emeritus Professor of Law, Yash, Ghai, University of Hongkong, reviewed the books.

Recently I bought my own copies at Exclusive Books, OR International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa.  The most recent review of his latest book: Towards A People’s Constitution for Botswana, with a foreword by Professor Emeritus Yash Ghai, one of the foremost Kenyan scholars in Constitutional Law, and former Special Representative of the UN Secretary General, in Cambodia on Human Rights, inspired my article.

Editor's Comment
Khama should desist from dirty campaigns

However, as a newspaper, we want to raise few disquiets for the umpteenth time with Khama, of course, and remind him that the country that he is robustly de-campaigning is now feeling the pain of his harm. Batswana need Khama to use his conservationist credentials to good use and benefit a country that is working so hard to achieve the high-income status by diversifying its economy away from diamond reliance.Khama has played his part unobstructed...

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