Saturday, November 28, 2020

BDP big shots in plan to steal Kgosi’s docket

A sitting Botswana democratic Party Member of Parliament, a former MP a party parliamentary candidate for a Gaborone constituency and a public relations and advertising investor all known to this paper are believed to be part of a plan to steal Directorate of Intelligence Serves Director General Isaac Kgosi’s docket from the DCEC ÔÇô exposed by former Botswana Defence Force army general Pius Mokgware.

Mokgware who is also Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) parliamentary hopeful for Gabane/ Mmankgodi, told a recent political rally that a certain lawyer from Tlokweng, believed to be working for the BDP quartet was recently caught trying to bribe DCEC employees to steal Kgosi’s docket.

The former Botswana Defence Force Deputy Commander (BDF) made this allegation at political rally in Francistown at the weekend. Independent investigations by the Sunday Standard have confirmed Mokgware’s claims that the young Tlokweng lawyer approached DCEC spokesperson Lentswe Motshoganetsi with an offer of P350 000 if he stole the docket.

Responding to The Sunday Standard queries, the DCEC, however, denied the claims insisting that they were baseless. Motshoganetsi who was approached by the lawyers who is also known to this paper said the “rumours are false, malicious and unfortunate.” He said he recalls one particular incident sometime back where an accused person attempted to bribe a DCEC official with cash amounting to P20 000 who was involved in a land corruption case in Francistown. He said the matter was then investigated by DCEC and eventually taken to court.

Mokgware on the other hand maintained that there was truth in his allegations adding that “do you think that DCEC will simply confirm such a story, I believe not.”

Mokgware said he was not in a position to divulge details until the right time. He claimed that the “innocent young lawyer who is from Tlokweng met recently with about four prominent people at a certain restaurant in Gaborone.” Mokgware strongly believes that the truth will emerge before the general election that will be held on the 24th of next month.

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