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Guma sues Nkaigwa for defamation

Member of Parliament for Gaborone North, Haskins Nkaigwa

Tati East Member of Parliament, Samson Guma Moyo has served Member of Parliament for Gaborone North, Haskins Nkaigwa with a notice of intention to sue over a facebook post which allegedly defamed and maligned the former.

Moyo is demanding a compensation of P2 million for defamation of character. MP Nkaigwa who has allegedly removed the post was served with the papers on Wednesday.

The lawsuit comes in the wake of the newly introduced Cybercrime and Computer Related Crimes Act which was passed by parliament recently.

The controversial Cybercrime and Computer Related Crimes Act allow people to sue over the information that is presented on the internet. The law also criminalises publication of information that may be considered injurious to people’s character.

Nkaigwa had allegedly published in one of the local political facebook groups that; ‘Guma can only cheat those who don’t know him. Jang dijo betsho, le madi le a tsee le dino le dinwe. Madi a bogudu a tshwanetse go jewa akere gaa huhulelwa.”

Guma has engaged Ramalepa Attorneys to push forward the matter. In the papers, Tebogo Tladi of Ramalepa Attorney argued that the publications of such words attributed to Nkaigwa are understood to mean that Guma is a dishonest and corrupt public figure and politician who steals public funds for use in personal political campaigns.

The law firm has demanded that a compensation of over P2 million be paid within 14 days working days.

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Free at last: Ian Kirby Speaks Out

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WeekendPost: Why did you move between the Attorney General and the Bench?

Ian Kirby: I was a member of the Attorney General’s Chambers three times- first in 1969 as Assistant State Counsel, then in 1990 as Deputy Attorney General (Civil), and finally in 2004 as Attorney General. I was invited in 2000 by the late Chief Justice Julian Nganunu to join the Bench. I was persuaded by former President Festus Mogae to be his Attorney General in 2004 as, he said, it was my duty to do so to serve the nation. I returned to the Judiciary as soon as I could – in May 2006, when there was a vacancy on the High Court Bench.

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Civil society could rescue Botswana’s flawed democracy’ 

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Bangwato in Serowe — where Bamagwato Paramount Chief and former President Lt. Gen Ian Khama originates – disagree on whether they must send a delegation to dialogue with President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s family in Moshupa. Just last week, a meeting was called by the Regent of Bamagwato, Kgosi Sediegeng Kgamane, at Serowe Kgotla to, among others, update the tribe on the whereabouts of their Kgosi (Khama). 

Further, his state of health was also discussed, with Kgamane telling the attendees that all is well with Khama. The main reason for the meeting was to deliberate on the escalating tension between Khama and Masisi — a three-year bloodletting going unabated.

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