Botswana’s biggest opposition party, The Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) faces the possibility of being barred from contesting the 2019 general elections as its internal fights degenerate into a complex political authority disorder.
Chief Justice, Terence Rannowane has sparked controversy by appointing Justices Tebogo Tau, Bashi Moesi and Tshepo Motswagole to hear the case in which Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) is challenging its expulsion from the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC).
BY THOBO MOTLHOKA
The revised National Policy on Disabilities Bill of 2016 which was scheduled to be passed through Parliament this November session could not be tabled for debate by legislators as it had serious flaws, and requires almost a wholesale review.
A number of judges are unhappy with a decision by the Judicial Service Commission to grant Justice Zein Kebonang an open ended “leave of absence” on full pay, pending the finalisation of the criminal case, commonly referred to as the “NPF Scandal.”
BY THOBO MOTLHOKA
Former Minister of Environment, Natural Resources, Conservation and Tourism Tshekedi Khama (TK) has expressed his shock and disappointment at the recent decision by President Mokgweetsi Masisi to move him away from the ministry.
The year 2018 saw the formation of a dissident group in the Botswana Democratic Party that calls itself New Jerusalem. A Setswana name (like Mosu) would probably have been more ideal but somehow New Jerusalem made it.
The International Association of Constitutional Lawyers (IACL) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung(KAS) Rule of Law Programme have commended countries with unflinching commitment to fundamental rights and upholding the rule of law.
“Why does the name Khama III straightaway ring a bell to practically every Motswana when that of Sechele, the earliest and most impactful defender of Tswana sovereignty at a time when both the Boers and Anglo-Saxons were intent at strong-arming us into their sphere of influence, rarely strikes a chord?
Air Botswana (AB) management may be in contempt of court for failing to pay staff salary increment back-pays running into millions of Pula as ordered by the High Court.
The pays date back to 2015 and affect 160 current staff and 68 former employees who took voluntary exit packages.