Sunday, September 27, 2020

Police conclude investigations into Nchindo’s death

The police have concluded investigations into the death of former Debswana Managing Director Louis Goodwill Nchindo. This was revealed by the Deputy Commissioner of Botswana Police, Kenneth Kapinga, who said they have since sent the results of their investigations to the Directorate of Public Prosecutions.

The DPP will then make a decision as to whether there is a need for an inquest or not. Kapinga said the decision to investigate Nchindo’s death was solely made by the police, without influence from anyone.

He, however, declined to reveal the results of their investigations, saying they are not for public consumption. He also confirmed that Nchindo’s body was found without the head, and denied reports that the police said the head was eaten by wild animals.

“We do not know anything about the head being eaten by wild animals. We never said so,” he said.
Two weeks ago, the leader of the opposition Botswana Congress Party, Gil Saleshando, said at a political rally at the Gaborone Bus Rank that rumours that Nchindo’s head was eaten by wild animals are unfounded as wild animals never eat the head of their prey.

“This is a lame excuse, and Batswana deserve to be told the truth about what really happened to Nchindo,” said Saleshando.

Meanwhile, the late Nchindo’s lawyer, Lawrence Khupe, told The Telegraph that they have not asked for an inquest into his client ‘s death because the family is satisfied that there was no foul play.

“We did not ask for an inquest because we feel there was nothing suspicious about his death. It is clear that he committed suicide,” said Khupe on Monday.
The criminal case in which the late Nchindo, his son Garvas Nchindo and Joe Matome are facing charges of corruption is expected to resume for two straight weeks on August 16th.


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