Former Director at Directorate of Public Service Management (DPSM), Pearl Matome, who left the public service under a cloud early this year has been charged with two counts of corruption.
Matome yesterday appeared at Gaborone Regional Magistrate Court charged with two counts of corruption. Matome is alleged to have contravened Section 31 of the Corruption and Economic Crime Act punishable under Section 36 of the same Act.
It is alleged that the accused person "on or between October and November 2006 at or around Gaborone, being an employee of a public body, DPSM, knowingly failed to disclose her personal interest in the decision by the said public body in employing Goitsemodimo Precious Sewane, who is an immediate member of her family, being her niece".
The charge sheet further states that Matome participated
Matome is also charged with corruption, which related to the promotion of the said Sewane.
The state alleges that Matome on or about June 13, 2007, being an employee of DPSM, failed to disclose the nature of her interest when she participated in the accelerated promotion proceedings of Sewane.
Matome, now working as a consultant, was not asked to plead. She will appear again on November 12 to enter a plea. Unoda Mack represents her while Kentse Molome represents the state.