A long wait for Morupisi, wife verdict

Delayed: The much-anticipated verdict has been postponed for the third time in a row without much light shed on the development PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Delayed: The much-anticipated verdict has been postponed for the third time in a row without much light shed on the development PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Almost six months down the line, the public is still waiting to hear the verdict on the matter between the State and former Permanent Secretary to the President, Carter Morupisi and wife Pinny Morupisi.

The much-anticipated verdict has been postponed for the third time in a row without much light shed on the development. On Tuesday this week, it was hoped that finally the verdict would be read, but there was another postponement with nothing much said, except that the presiding judge for the case, Chris Gabanagae was not available.

This is a case in which the accused persons are on trial for charges ranging from money laundering and abuse of office, relating to the use of funds belonging to the Botswana Public Officers Pension Fund (BPOPF) for personal gain. That was at the time when the former PSP was the fund’s chairperson. The case was concluded last year December and the verdict was initially scheduled for May 3, 2022.

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