Thursday, October 22, 2020

DCEC hands over Seretse’s docket to DPP

The Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) has completed its investigations on Defence, Justice and Security minister Dikgakgamatso Seretse and RFT Botswana (PTY) Ltd, a company under the directorship of his wife Sandra Seretse and his brother, Bathusi Seretse.

The docket has been forwarded to the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) for perusal.

This has been confirmed by the DPP’s Principal Public Relations Officer, Abigail Hlabano.
“Yes, the DPP has received the file from DCEC and it is still being studied,“ said Hlabano in her brief response to The Telegraph.

DCEC’s investigations followed an official complaint launched by the opposition Botswana Congress Party (BCP) on possible conflict of interest and possible insider trading involving minister Seretse.

Seretse has maintained that he is clean and has threatened legal action against those he accused of launching a vicious and malicious campaign against him.

Seretse says that he started the company with his wife, brother and another partner around 1998.
Initially, the company sold television sets, and then later moved to IT equipment, where it got business from government.

Enjoying significant Government patronage, RFT Botswana has become a major player in the defence and security industry. The company supplies, among others, surveillance cameras and electronic security equipment.

Seretse has told parliament that the company has won tenders worth over P1 million from departments under his ministry.

Among the departments under Seretse’s ministry are Botswana Defence Force (BDF), Botswana Police and the Directorate on Intelligence and Security (DIS).

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