Gaborone City Council has reinstated all three employees who were interdicted for years during the Daisy Loo saga.
This was revealed by GCC Public Relations Officer Lekgaba. “Yes I can confirm that all the three employees have been reinstated as of beginning of October”, she said.
She however would not disclose if they have been paid the money that was deducted from their salaries during their interdiction saying.” I am sorry that is confidential information we can not disclose to the media. The three officers are Frank Steglin and Gilbert Sithole both engineers as well as Sadi Abbey.
Their reinstatement follows Gaborone High Court judge Singh Walia judgement quashing the sentence earlier on slapped on the trio by former Southern Regional Magistrate and current High Court judge Barnabas Nyamazabo .
In his judgment, Walia said he was convinced that there was no attempt on part of the appellants to obtain by false pretence as work on Segoditshane river bed was done satisfactorily and was authorized by the GCC. As a result he said that all convictions entered by the learned Magistrate are quashed and set aside. Nyamazabo had convicted them of having rigged a Segoditshane river bed tender alongside Daisy Loo company and its Managing Director Moemedi Dijeng.
At the end of the years old trial Daisy Loo is reported to have won P36 m which was however soon afterwards drastically reduced when BURS demanded to be paid about P17 m from the amount.