‘Butterfly’ acquittal haunts DIS

Maswabi in court PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES
Maswabi in court PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES

The Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) has admitted that it is still haunted by the acquittal of former spy officer, Welheminah ‘Butterfly’ Maswabi and wants the Court of Appeal (CoA) to review the decision.

The DIS, which has not given up on prosecuting Maswabi, had initially filed an appeal for both discharge and acquittal of her despite the case being classified as one that lacked sufficient evidence to warrant prosecution.

On Wednesday before a full bench of Chief Justice Terrence Rannowane, CoA President Tebogo Tau and Justices Sigh Walia, Isaac Lesetedi and Motswagole, the DIS said the High Court was wrong in so many levels to warrant Maswabi an acquittal when the case and its facts were not yet decided upon.

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