Friday, November 27, 2020

Kgafela’s conduct irks Law Society?

The Law Society of Botswana (LSB) will meet to discuss the recent flogging of a 56-year-old man at the instruction of Bakgatla royal and lawyer Mmusi Kgafela.
The flogging of Mooketsi Tselapedi has raised eyebrows, with members of the public protesting that his flogging constitutes a violation of Human Rights.

It is reported that some members of the LSB are of the view that the law body should take action against Kgafela for the public flogging, which many feel is unbecoming for a qualified lawyer.
Speaking to The Telegraph this week, the Executive Secretary of the LSB, Tebogo Moipolai, said “the council is discussing the circumstances surrounding the matter”.

He said that he could not reveal when the LSB council will meet to discuss the issue. He was further unable to state whether, after the deliberations, the LSB will make its decision public.
“As for now, I do not want to preempt the outcome of the discussions,” he said.

It remains to be seen what the LSB’s position is on the issue.
The LSB is the second official body to publicly announce that they are investigating the issue, after the Minister of Justice, Defense and Security, Ramadeluka Seretse, revealed on Friday that he has instructed both the police and Attorney General’s Chambers to investigate the matter.

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