Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Customary Court President faces possible suspension

Hardly a month after he was appointed, the President of the Customary Court of Appeal, Kgosi Mothibe Lenchwe, is likely to be interdicted from duty.

Mothibe is currently facing criminal charges in connection with the vandalisation of a Mascom tower in Mochudi recently.

The Telegraph is informed that the Directorate of Public Prosecutions will approach the Ministry of Local Government to ask for Kgosi Lenchwe to be interdicted as he is facing criminal charges.

However, the Deputy Director of Tribal Administration, Tumelo Seboko, said that they have not received any communiqu├® from the DPP on the matter. He said the minister will make a decision on the matter if the DPP asks for Kgosi Lenchwe to be interdicted.

“It will be very unfortunate if that could happen because he is new in the position and we expect a lot from him,” he said.

Meanwhile, Kgosi Lenchwe and his co-accused will on Friday appear before Gaborone Village chief magistrate, Barnabas Nyamazabo.

Kgosi Lenchwe took over from Kgosikwena Sebele, who is currently serving a five year jail term for stock theft.


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