1.   Short title


   2.   Power to issue Commission of Inquiry into any matter of public nature


   3.   Particulars of commissions


   4.   Mode of holding inquiry and as to preservation of order


   5.   Power to appoint fresh commissioners and to alter and revoke commissions


   6.   Oath or affirmation by commissioners


   7.   Power to appoint secretary


   8.   Duties of commissioners defined


   9.   Division of opinion of commissioners


   10.   Commissioners' power to regulate proceedings


   11.   Power to summon and examine witnesses on oath


   12.   False evidence


   13.   Duty of witnesses summoned and penalties for contumacy, insult or interruption of proceedings


   14.   Representation by advocate or attorney


   15.   Payment of remuneration and expenses of commissioner and secretary


   16.   Commissions, etc. to be published in Gazette


   17.   Non-liability of commissioner


   18.   Regulations



Law 33, 1961,
H.M.C. Order 1, 1963,
L.N. 55, 1965,
L.N. 84, 1966.

An Act to make provision for the appointment of Commissions of Inquiry with special powers; to provide for such inquiries and for matters incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 13th June, 1962]


1.   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Commissions of Inquiry Act.


2.   Power to issue Commission of Inquiry into any matter of public nature

   It shall be lawful for the President, whenever he deems it advisable, to issue a commission appointing one or more commissioners, and authorizing such commissioners, or any quorum of them therein mentioned, to inquire into the conduct of any officer in the public service of Botswana, the conduct or management of any department of the public service, or of any public or local institution or into any matter in which an inquiry would, in the opinion of the President, be for the

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