Sunday, November 29, 2020

Another minister faces prosecution for corruption

Another senior minister in President Ian Khama’s cabinet is likely to be arraigned before court for corruption, following protracted investigations by the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC).

The DCEC has completed its investigations against the minister and has referred the docket to the Directorate of Public Prosecutions to formulate charges, The Telegraph has been informed.

The minister has been under investigation for allegedly receiving a bribe from a Chinese contractor in exchange for business favours from a public institution that was under the minister’s charge.

The minister was allegedly rewarded with a mansion built at Phakalane by the Chinese contractor following a business deal that was conducted under the counter.

At the time of going to press, The Telegraph could not establish whether the DPP had already formulated the charges or would be referring the case back to the DCEC for further investigation.

This would be the third minister in Khama’s cabinet who would have to step down following allegations of corruption.

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