Friday, December 1, 2023

Jagdish Shah threatened with death

Gaborone Central Police station is investigating a case in which a Gaborone business tycoon Jagdish Shah is receiving death threats from an unidentified culprit.

Information passed to Sunday Standard indicates that the Assistant Treasurer of Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) who is also the managing director of premier league outfit, Township Rollers Football Club is receiving death threats that are allegedly emanating from ether football rivals or political opponents.


It understood that police are tracing the whereabouts of the culprit and are confident that they will soon have suspect/s in custody.

Interviewed by Sunday Standard Shah said “it is true that I recently received a death threat letter that was posted to me and the police are fully investigating the matter”.

He said soon after he received the letter he imminently informed his lawyer who then went with me to the police to lodge a case and he not in a panic mode.

“Truly speaking no one would love to receive such things even though you personally know that you have not done any wrong to anyone.“

He said though he cannot discuss at length the contests of the letter he does not know the author of the letter and he suspects that the author hates him so much.

“I am clueless about the intentions of the author of the letter as I do not know what I have done to him or her” he said

He stated that “I do not know where exactly the threats are coming from but I strongly believe that they emanates from the football fraternity but not from the party politics”.

Adding that he would not disclose the names of those he suspects that might be implicated in his death threats and does not know the motives of the author.

He stated that he has not informed the BDP authorities as yet because he does not want to cause any panic

Shah said it is the first time he received such threats and he will continue with his day to day activities as if nothing happened.

The station commander of CPS superintendent Modisaotsile Bonang would not be drawn in to the matter.

“I am sorry I cannot say anything as I am busy in a disciplinary hearing case”.


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