Kgathi misled Parliament

On Wednesday, the Minister of Defence, Justice and Security Shaw Kgathi misled Parliament when he claimed that Seleka Springs (Pty) Ltd has never been awarded tenders by state security forces.

He was responding to a question from the Members of Parliament for Gabane-Mankgodi, Major General Pius Mokgware, on tenders awarded to the company.

In response to a question from the former commander of the ground forces of the Botswana Defence Force (BDF), Kgathi denied knowledge of the tenders to supply army and Botswana Police Service with vehicles or any other services. Curiously, Kgathi was in cabinet in 2010 when former minister Lesego Motsumi made public the names of companies that have benefited from BDF tenders, amongst them Seleka Springs (Pty) Ltd. 

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