A reflection on major legal scandals in 2019


Court Staff Reporter MPHO MOKWAPE takes a look at cases that made prominent headlines both in local and international media for the legal year ending.

Kgori Capital implicated in NPF scandal

Kgori Capital, an asset management entity, was one of the companies that came under the spotlight when the National Petroleum Fund (NPF), a statutory fund run under the Energy Affairs Department, hit the headlines in late 2017, with the State alleging that up to P230 million had been lost through money laundering linked to the national intelligence agency. At the time Bakang Seretse was Kgori Capital Director and he was also charged in the NPF scandal.

Editor's Comment
Urgent call: Stop the killing!

The previous week, we had an article about a police officer shooting his wife, and turning the gun on himself, whilst he died, his wife survived and is still in the hospital.Sadly that was not the only article we carried on intimate partner killings. There was the Francistown case, where a young woman allegedly stabbed her ‘former boyfriend’ and many others which were reported throughout the week.As all the reports were coming in, a Botswana...

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