Thursday, May 23, 2024

Botswana judiciary faces tough test in history

Botswana’s judiciary faces its greatest test thus far following a decision by auditors at pricewaterhousecoopers (pwc) to cite two High Court judges in their legal battle with Choppies supermarket founders.

Justice Michael Leburu is expected to hear a case with critical implications for the country’s judiciary as the High Court has to grapple with his colleagues in Justices Zein Kebonang and Makhwe as sitting justices of the High Court are immune from prosecution.

Both Kebonang and Choppies Chief Executive Office Ottapathu Ramachandran have cited judicial immunity in a case in which allegedly amounts to; “impeaching Botswana’s judiciary in general.”

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