Monday, January 17, 2022

Investigation of voters cards theft complete – Naledi Police Station commander

Naledi Police Station commander Superintendent King Tshebo confirmed this week that he has passed to his supervisors a file containing all information on the mystery of voters cards belonging to some residents of Gaborone South constituency which were found in the possession of an officer working for current Gaborone South Member of Parliament and Deputy Speaker of the national Assembly Patrick Kagiso Molatlhegi. “We have completed our investigations and handed the file to our supervisors to make the decision on the way forward”, he said.

He would not reveal what their findings were. ”I do not think it is advisable at this stage to share such information with the media,” Tshebo said. Two weeks ago Tshebo disclosed that one of the owners of the cards that were found in the possession of an officer working for Molatlhegi had told them that his card was stolen a day before elections.

Following reports that voting cards had been found in possession of Molatlhegi’s associate, the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) candidate Murray Dipate who lost to Molatlhegi, instructed Tshiamo Rantao of Rantao and Kewagamang attorneys to seek more information on the matter from the police.

It was only after a few days that Dipate announced that he was dropping the matter as the police seemed not to be interested in investigating the matter thoroughly. Molatlhegi has denied any knowledge of the matter.

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