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(From Mmegi / The Reporter (Botswana) - AAGM)
Byline: Lekopanye Mooketsi
To work for the Department of Justice, one does not necessarily need to have legal qualifications. One of the positions open to school leavers is that of being a court interpreter - an essential component of the justice system. Court interpreters are expected to translate during court proceedings if litigants do not understand one of the languages being spoken.
Being a court interpreter is a critical position because they are also involved in the dispensation of justice. A slip of the tongue by an interpreter if they do not interprete correctly what the accused is saying could …