13 charged for disrespecting President

source: BOPA
25 February, 2010

Since April 2008 to date, 13 people have been charged for showing disrespect to President Lt Gen. Seretse Khama Ian Khama by uttering words of insult. This was revealed by defence,justice and security minister, Mr Dikgakgamatso Seretse, responding to a question in Parliament from Ngami MP, Mr Taolo Habano. According to Mr Seretse, three foreign nationals, one Indian, one Pakistan and one South African, were deported.

Mr Habano wanted to know how many people suspected of disrespecting the President by uttering words of insult had been charged. Furthermore, he wanted to know how many were deported before or after being charged and convicted and what their nationalities were.

  1. I am just looking in BLACK’s LAW DICTIONARY …sorry,but I

    can not find the crime”insult”.

    The criminal acts are “libel and Slander”…in common

    jargon named “defamation”.

    Actually Libel is a tort.

    If someone in Botswana or in the whooooooooooole world

    utters defamatory statement against Ian Khama,he ought to

    prove damages.

    Damages for slander,unlike those for Libel,are NOT presumed

    and must be proved by the plaintiff,in this case Khama.

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