The Director of Public Prosecutions may, either generally or as otherwise
provided by the instrument of delegation, delegate to an officer of the
Attorney-General's Chambers all or any of his powers under this Act, other than
this power of delegation or his powers under section 5.
power so delegated, when exercised by the delegate, shall, for the purposes of
this Act, be deemed to have been exercised by the Director of Public
delegation under this section does not prevent the exercise of a power by the
Director of Public Prosecutions.
certificate by the Director of Public Prosecutions stating that Botswana or a
specified foreign country is a party to an arrangement in force is, for the
purpose of any proceedings under this Act, prima facie evidence of the
matters stated in the certificate.
[Ch0804s36]36. Authentication of documents
In a proceeding under this Act arising directly or indirectly from a request
made under this Act, any document that is duly authenticated is admissible in
document is duly authenticated for the purposes of subsection (1) if-
(a) it purports to be signed or certified by a
judge, magistrate or officer in or of a foreign country; and
(b) it purports to be authenticated by the oath
of a witness or an officer of the Government of the foreign country or to be
sealed with an official or public seal of the foreign country or of a Minister
of State, or of a Department or officer of the Government, of the foreign
Nothing in this section prevents the proof of any matter, or the admission in
evidence of any document, in accordance with any other law of Botswana.
Minister may make regulations prescribing matters-
(a) required or permitted by this Act to be
(b) necessary or convenient to be prescribed
for carrying out or giving effect to this Act; and
(c) prescribing penalties not exceeding a fine
of P1 000 for offences against the regulations.
[Ch0804s38]38. Act not to cover arrest or extradition
in this Act shall be construed as authorising the extradition, or arrest or
detention with a view to extradition, of any person.