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Morupisi to be dragged for corruption charges, on Tuesday

Publishing Date : 02 September, 2019


Permanent Secretary to the President Carter Morupisi, will be hauled before the Gaborone Magistrate Court, on Tuesday next week, for three counts related to corruption; abuse of office, receiving bribery and money laundering.


Reports are that these three charges which were brought by the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime(DCEC), are in connection with the alleged misappropriation of about P500 million from the Botswana Public Officers Pension Fund by asset management firm, Capital Management Botswana (CMB). Morupisi is the former chairman of the Botswana Public Officers Pension Fund. When asked whether the corruption busting organ has a case of corruption against the PSP, DCEC director Brigadier Joseph Mathambo, did not deny anything but told WeekendPost that he cannot go into details and confirm anything reported in the media. He said “there is something to that effect.”


Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP), has confirmed to this publication that the prosecuting body has received Morupisi’s file and he will be arraigned before the Gaborone Magistrate Court, Tuesday next week. Other information received by this publication, from those close to the case are DCEC agents who served Morupisi with the court papers at his office yesterday morning. It is also reported that Morupisi’s wife, Pinny, was on Wednesday this week, also served with charges in relation to a vehicle allegedly registered under her name and bought from proceeds CMB received from the pension fund. 


Morupisi was not available for comment before press time as either his phone rang unanswered or could not be reached on his mobile phone.



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