DCEC Boss Ducks Phiri Questionnaire

Simbi Phiri
Simbi Phiri

It is Friday lunchtime, and I got a phone call from Botlhale Makgekgenene, the deputy director general of the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) inviting me to her office.

I got exited thinking that she was finally going to respond to the questionnaire I sent to her office earlier.  The questionnaire attempted to get the DCEC high-ranking official’s response after she was accused in various local and South African media for possible abuse of office by local investor and South African-based businesman Simbi Phiri.

The businessman had alleged that the DCEC waged a war against him shortly after he had turned down a request from the DCEC deputy boss’s husband, who is a cousin of Phiri, to have a 30 per cent stake in Khato Civils Botswana.

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