The new face of MISA

Prolific trial attorney, Mboki Chilisa was recently elected Chairperson of the Botswana Chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA).

Chilisa, 36, took the baton from Modise Maphanyane who was at the helm of the press freedom advocacy, nongovernmental organization since 2011.

The pint sized lawyer who shot to fame through his involvement in major collective labor law disputes graduated from the University of Botswana (UB) Law School in 2005 and joined Peter Collins to start Collins Chilisa legal consultants.

He however later branched out to set up his own law firm and went on to handle major cases including that of the controversial primary elections where the unions had taken the Permanent Secretary to the President (PSP) to court after the 2013 directive from the PSP prohibiting all public officers from participating or voting in political parties primary elections.

The Voice reporter SHARON MATHALA tracked down the charismatic lawyer to the heart of the city where his office is located for an interview.


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