Government has not wasted time in finding a replacement to fill the vacancy left by jailed Customary Court of Appeal President Kgosikwena Sebele.
The Telegraph investigations have revealed that there are already a number of names being bandied about as possible candidates for the presidency, chief among them that of Bond Mabalane, an executive clerk at the Francistown High Court.
The Deputy Director of Tribal Administration, Tumelo Seboko, on Monday confirmed that government had already made strides to replace Sebele.
“We hope that by April this year, the vacant post of the president of the Customary Court of Appeal will have been filled,” he said.
However, Seboko said that they have not yet identified any suitable candidate for the position.
He, however, could not confirm if Bond Mabalane is the preferred candidate for the position, save to say that two candidates, among them Mabalane, have been hired from the Administration of Justice to work in the Tribal Administration Department.
When contacted for comment, Mabalane was non committal, refusing to shed light on reports that he will replace Sebele.