Saturday, September 26, 2020

Former Spy boss withdraws “threat to kill” charges

Former Director General of Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) Isaac Kgosi has withdrawn a threat to kill charge against leader of opposition (UDC) body guard Elliot Moshoke to “allow peace between the two parties.”

If found guilty a threat to kill Charge carries a minimum of 10 years in jail and if the matter was to continue and Moshoke was found guilty he could spend 10 years in jail.

When appearing before extension 2 Magistrate court, Directorate of Public Prosecution Priscilla Israel asked for the matter to be postponed to 26 June to allow the DPP boss to sign some documents which confirm that DPP officials have received the notice to withdraw the charge against Moshoke.

In a statement dated 17 June 2018 which was tendered in court as evidence that Kgosi has changed his mind to prosecute Moshoke reads, “I, Isaac Seabelo Kgosi recall that sometimes in 2014 I reported Elliot Moshoke to Broadhurst Police Station and the matter was investigated by detective Senior Superintendent Sergent Marapo.”

The statement before court further reads that the two parties after some discussions have they have agreed to reconcile with each other to a point where Kgosi agreed to withdraw the matter.

 According to a charge Sheet, Moshoke was charged with threat to kill, contrary to section 220(1) of the Penal Code (Cap 08:01) Laws of Botswana and the particulars of the offence r4eda that the accused in or about 28 April 2014 near Extention 11 in Gaborone without lawful excuse caused Isaac Kgosi to indirectly receive a threat to his life that he uttered the following words.

”I personally send you a warning that should anything happen to Boko there will be a blood bath among the families of responsible people. This security breach comes a days after our intelligence reveal that DISS is plotting to assassinate cde Boko and should that happen ,we will take out Serowe and its royal family from the world map. President Ian Khama and Isaac Kgosi must be warned that Boko is not Kalafatis. I will personally ensure that not only do they suffer consequences but even their entire families” or words to that effect; read particulars of the offence.

The matter was postponed to 26 June 2018 for DPP to confirm their signatory for the withdrawal of the matter.

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