The Directorate of Corruption and Economic crime has launched investigations into the dealings of two men who were found to be living beyond their means. The two have been hauled before the courts of law after failing to explain how they came to be in possession of assets that reflect a lavish lifestyle that is not commensurate with their known incomes.
A press release from DCEC states that the two, Victor Basinyi (34) and Omphitlhetse Mmoloki Tsime (26) were found in possession and control of asserts which reflect a standard of living above that which is commensurate with their present or past known sources of income or assets. The accused failed to give a satisfactory explanation as to how they were able to maintain such a standard of living or how such pecuniary resources or property came under their control and possession. They will appear before the Village magistrate court on December 8th.
DCEC Public Relations Officer Lentswe Motshoganetsi said on Monday that they are investigating a number of similar cases. One such case, he said, has already been brought before the courts of law.
Basinyi, a former employee at Department of Roads Training and Safety and Tsime, a private mechanic, were found in possession of plots and motor vehicles that do not reflect their income and failed to explain how they came to acquire them. The DCEC has already confiscated the alleged asserts.
Motshoganetsi said that the DCEC is empowered by law to investigate such cases because investigations might in the end unravel corruption or crime.