source: Republic of Botswana TAUTONA TIMES of 15/8/2010
The Electronic Press Circular of the Office of the President
"Democracy, Development, Dignity, Discipline and Delivery"
C1) 11/8/10: RESPONSE TO THE REPORT IN MMEGI OF FRIDAY 06 AUGUST ON RUMOURED REPLACEMENT OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
The following Press Statement has been signed and released by the Permanent Secretary to the President, Mr. Eric Molale, in response to a front page report that appeared in last Friday's (6/8/10) edition of the Mmegi newspaper speculating on an alleged rumour that the Attorney General might be replaced-
The Office of the President would like to inform the public that the report by Mmegi alleging that the Attorney General, Dr, Athaliah Molokomme, is to be replaced by Mr. Parks Tafa is false and unfounded.
We wish to express our concern at the fact that the reporter concerned did not take the trouble to contact the Office of the President, who is the appointing authority for this high constitutional office, for verification of the so called rumour.
This office hereby cautions all concerned against the spreading of false rumours and on such matters of public importance, and which are likely to mislead the public. Finally, we wish to advise the public that there is no vacancy in the office of Attorney General, as it is currently occupied by Dr. Athaliah Molokomme.