DIS, Butterfly head for another bruising legal tussle

Welheminah Maswabi PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Welheminah Maswabi PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

The drama between the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) and its former spy officer, Welheminah ‘Butterfly’ Maswabi seems to be brewing again as they are now headed for another round of tussle at the courts.

In the latest fight, the DIS and the State prosecuting agency, Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) are now headed to the Court of Appeal (CoA) this time around seeking a review of the decision to acquit and dismiss ‘Butterfly’ of all charges by the High Court.

The legal battle that started as far back as October 17, 2019 and regarded by many as involving alleged treasonous attempts across borders and some powerful individuals within the country abruptly came to a short end in August 2021. This was after the Gaborone High Court Judge, Zein Kebonang acquitted and discharged the former spy officer of all charges amongst them money laundering.

Editor's Comment
Government’s efforts commendable!

Since the news broke, the government made sure to work hand in hand with the South African government to assist the families of the victims. The two countries came together to help the families identify the bodies of their loved ones through DNA testing. The government also announced that they would assist families with food for mourners before the funerals.Even though the deceased persons were mostly residents of Molepolole, the government...

Have a Story? Send Us a tip
arrow up