After being suspended from the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) over the weekend, the duo of Dumelang Saleshando and Goretetse Kekgonegile wants the coalition National Executive Committee (NEC) to withdraw the three months suspension.
On June 28, 2022 through their attorney Martin Dingake, wrote to the UDC Head of Communications Moeti Mohwasa to withdraw the suspension by end of business that day. “We have been instructed to demand as we hereby do that you withdraw the suspension forthwith, and in any event, no later than end of business today [28th June 2022], failure which clients shall exercise other available options to vindicate their rights,” Dingake wrote.
The Minister of Justice, Machana Shamukuni says the search to appoint the Ombudsman and other critical heads of department is currently ongoing and the process is expected to be completed before end of the year.
The Ombudsman position fell vacant almost five months ago after Augustine Makgonatsotlhe was removed from the office and appointed as Ambassador to Kuwait.
Two Batswana nationals have been arrested in Zimbabwe for illegal trade in mercury. The duo is being held together with a Zimbabwean national who is being questioned by the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP).
This publication understands that the suspects who are aged between 39 and 56 years hail from Tutume and Selebi-Phikwe. At the time of the arrest, they were found in possession of a pistol, bomb motor and four live rounds. It is understood that the suspects told investigators during interrogation that the deadly substance has a lucrative market in Far East countries, where the demand is high. It is further reported that the suspects claimed that the mercury can be easily accessed in mines through middleman.
The Namibian Lives Matter Movement has weighed in on the looming border dispute between their country and Botswana.
Commenting on reports that the Namibian Parliament has dispatched a committee along the border between the two countries on fact finding mission, the group commended“the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, De-fence and Security that will engage community members living along the Namibia Botswana Border in conducting public hearings into acts of aggression and brutality by Botswana Defence (BDF) Force against innocent and unarmed Namibians.”