Thursday, July 2, 2020

Kgosi charged in NPF corruption scandal

Former Directorate of Intelligence Service (DIS) Director General Isaac Kgosi was last Thursday served with corruption charges arising from the National Petroleum Fund scandal. 

He is expected to appear before the Broadhurst Magistrate court on the 5th March 2020.

Kgosi is among scores of high profile figures expected to appear before court in relation to the money laundering case involving the plunder of the National Petroleum Fund coffers where P230 million went missing under dubious circumstances.

Kgosi was served by the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) officials on Thursday after two weeks of struggling to locate him.

He has joined the list of those accused including former cabinet Minister Sadique Kebonang, Bakang Seretse and others.

In a curious turn of events an insider at DCEC disclosed that some DCEC officials were caught up after investigations revealed that one of the DCEC investigators stole a file and handed it to Kgosi to study.

“The file in question contains all the evidence of Kgosi’s alleged involvement in siphoning millions of pula from NPF. The file was found at Kgosi’s house in Phakalane during the raids which were conducted by DIS,BURS and DCEC task force and an investigation officer who masterminded the evil practice was questioned and has since recused himself from the case’’ said an inside source

The Sunday Standard has learnt that the said investigating officer was popular during Bakang Seretse’s raids and has since recused himself from the case after being questioned by management.

The source further said that Mathambo was disappointed after learning that a trusted investigating officer can steal a file which contains confidential evidence and give it to accused person without following any procedure.

Director General at DCEC Brigadier Joseph Mathambo has confirmed that Kgosi was served last week but could not disclose the contents of his charges arguing that the charges will be revealed in court.


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