BOTSWANA : Judges
order visit to diamond site
The judges in the Bushmen court case have ordered that the whole
court will fly to the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, to establish
whether preparations for diamond mining are taking place there.
The order was made on the insistence of government lawyer and
special advisor to the President Sidney Pilane, who is intent on
proving there is currently no diamond mining taking place in the
reserve. Neither side has suggested that diamond mining is taking
place in the reserve, and the question is in any case irrelevant
to the issues before the court.
The current session of the court case finished today; it will
resume on the 2nd August.