Moupo Law Firm Faces the Axe

source: allAfrica
Mmegi/The Reporter (Gaborone)

7 June 2007
Posted to the web 7 June 2007

Oliver Modise

Registrar and Master of the High Court Godfrey Nthomiwa has placed lawyers who have not renewed their practising certificates on a 30 days notice or face removal from the roll of practicising attorneys.

“Pursuant to section 13/96 of the Legal Practitioners’ Act, you are hereby given thirty days notice from 30th May 2007,to renew your Practising Certificate(s), failing which your name will be removed from the roll,” states one of the letters from the Registrar.

In a list of private law firms released by the High Court, Mokongwa Attorneys, Rahim Khan and Company, Mosate &Associates, Mosweu&Company, YS Moncho Attorneys, Sikhakhane &Company, Chris Du Plessis Attorneys, Mankge-Masuge Attorneys have been listed among those that have not yet complied with the Legal Practitioners Act.

Included in the list of law firms that have not regularised is Gaborone West-North legislator and reigning Botswana National Front (BNF) president Otsweletse Moupo’s law firm, Moupo, Motswagole and Dingake. The law firms have been given up until June 30 to regularise or face the axe.

This is not the first time that the Gaborone West North MP had failed to regularise. Last year he made headlines when he failed to regularise until the [continue reading]

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