Tymon Katlholo, the Director of the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime has today announced his retirement.
The Office of the President has accepted Katholo’s request to retire in two months’ time.
Katlholo, who a few weeks ago denied any intention to retire, received his letter from the OP yesterday and this morning he addressed his staff about his retirement.
During his staff address, he said he was disappointed that sometime last year he informed the management about his intentions of retirement but, unfortunately, the information was leaked.
He told the staff that his position will be vacant as of May 1, 2009 and that April 31, 2009 would be his last day in office.
Katlholo was appointed the director of the DCEC over 10 years ago.
Before he joined the DCEC he was the director of the Criminal Investigation Department.
Speculation is rife that the Deputy Commissioner of the Botswana Police Service, Kenny Kapinga, will take over the position as he is a LLB holder.