First People of the Kalahari losing faith in judiciary system

source: Sunday Standard
by Kagiso Madibana

Although they are reportedly in the process of appealing against Lobatse High Court Judge Lashkavinder Walia’s ruling in their previous case, the First People of the Kalahari (FPK) have admitted to losing faith in Botswana’s judiciary system.

Smith Moeti, who is currently studying for a Masters Degree at the University Of Botswana, said that it is evident that like some in the general public, the judiciary system is afraid to go against the government.

Moeti said the judgement came as a surprise to them because they were clearly not forcing the government to do anything for them except grant them permission.

The FPK recently lost a case against the government in which they were denied permission to drill a borehole inside the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) at [continue reading]


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