Sunday, September 24, 2023

Kgosi slapped with fresh corruption charges

Village Chief Magistrate Court Mareledi Dipate has committed former Director General of the Directorate of Intelligence Services (DIS) Isaac Kgosi to the High Court for trial.

Kgosi was on 25 July arraigned before Village Magistrate Court charged with corruption by a public officer.

The charge sheet reveals that Kgosi indirectly accepted for himself the sum of more than P687 000. 00 from Vlatacom D.O.O as a valuable consideration for having used his influence in recommending that Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Board (PPADB) sanction direct appointment of Vlatacom D.O.O.

The said tender was to provide “the country wide communication infrastructure, supply of electronic ID card production system and installation of AFIS system, to the DIS a public body which contract was something the accused person (Kgosi) was concerned in, in his capacity as a public officer.”

The Director of Directorate of Public Prosecution notified Kgosi that: “I, Stephen Tiroyakgosi the director of Directorate of Public Prosecution for the republic of Botswana in terms of section 96 of the criminal Procedure and evidence Act (cap 08:02) Laws of Botswana intend to indict you for trial before the High Court on the charge sheet of Corruption by a public officer contrary to section 29(1) as read with section 42 of the Corruption and Economic Crime Act.”

Kgosi’s lawyer Unoda Mack has asked for his client to be granted bail pending trial at the High Court.

Wesson Manche of the Directorate of Public Prosecution, did not oppose Kgosi’s bail application.

Dipate granted Kgosi conditional bail of P5000, and also directed that he surrenders his travel documents and to report once a month at Broadhurst Police.


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