Modidima Mannya | Accusations against the judiciary have nothing to do with any abuse of their power

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The Constitutional Court.
The Constitutional Court.
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The Latin phrase “Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?” – developed by Roman poet Juvenal and which is literally translated as “Who will guard the guards?” – answers the many questions we may have regarding what appears to be a developing frosty relationship between some within society and our judiciary.

The starting point of our constitutional framework is that no one is above the law and our Constitution is premised on a separation of powers with specific checks and balances.

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