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Here is Kgosi’s prosecution file

Publishing Date : 03 September, 2018

Author : TEBOGO KGALEMANG

The Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) director, Stephen Tiroyakgosi says his office and the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) have finally reached a way forward on how to go about the prosecution of former Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) Director General, Isaac Kgosi.


Kgosi’s corruption and money laundering case has been pending for close to seven years without being taken before the courts of law. There have been doubts on whether the once feared and powerful spy chief will ever have his day in court. Speaking in an interview with WeekendPost on Wednesday, the DPP director stated that Kgosi’s file was submitted to his office by DCEC investigators on July 31, 2018 on a Tuesday at 6pm. He would however, not give a specific time as to when Kgosi will appear in court. “The investigators have submitted the file to us for assessment of the evidence. And we have done that!” said Tiroyakgosi.


“And over the period that the case has been here, we have been having interaction with DCEC. I personally had two meetings with the investigators this year telling them what I want regarding the case.” The director said though he personally felt they still needed two or three more items of evidence, “We have discussed a way forward looking at the evidence we have. So, when we are ready, we will go to court,” he said, He added: “If they were to go to court today they would get a trial date not earlier than October 2019 because of the back log in the courts.”


The DPP director emphasized that cases are dealt with in a very professional manner, saying he does not see any docket until recommendations are made. “And those big fish cases are prosecuted in the same manner. They pass through all the stages.” Commenting on allegations that Kgosi’s docket is missing, Tiroyakgosi said, “To the best of my knowledge the prosecution docket is here. I do not know where the missing issue is coming from. Within DPP office, the docket has never gone missing. ” 


This publication is however alive to the fact that at one point, the DCEC office could not have access to Kgosi’s file for a period of a month as they could not locate the keys to its safe. They had to borrow the prosecution file from DPP office. WeekendPost had the privilege to see the said docket which is in three folds. The docket is kept by one senior officer, Deputy Director Public Prosecutions, Mr Ambrose Mubikwa. This reporter was attentive at the way the director asked for the file to be brought to him. He said, “Where is my big black bag? Can I have it here…” and it was then that the prosecutor brought it to his office.


Asked why Kgosi’s file had to drag for so long, Tiroyakgosi said a lot of cases take a long time. He nonetheless could not give a single case by name. According to the director the DPP currently has back log of cases from 2008. He indicated that the biggest challenge they have was numbers of prosecutors against the dockets in the office. As of June 2018, the DPP had a total of 8 142 dockets and cases excluding the ones dealt with by police officers.


The new DIS boss, Brigadier Peter Magosi is said to be pushing hard for the ‘big fish’ cases to be brought before the courts. His view was that as long as Kgosi was not brought to book, he will gain mileage on the seemingly sour relationship between the two camps.  He feels the recent stories on the case were just tactics to make the nation think that Masisi was controlled by the past administration.

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