DPP swoops on Moyo, Olopeng


The Directorate of Public Prosecutions yesterday applied to freeze the accounts of Youth, Sports and Culture minister, Thapelo Olopeng.

The Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has applied to freeze the accounts of Youth, Sports and Culture minister, Thapelo Olopeng and IRB Transport, a company headed by Tati East legislator, Samson Guma Moyo. In an action led by the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime, DPP officials filed the application yesterday morning at the Village Magistrate Court, with the matter set to commence after July 28.

According to the papers filed, IRB Transport is cited as first respondent, with Olopeng and Standard Chartered Bank Botswana as the second and third respectively. While it is unclear what the minister’s association with the company or the matter is, Moyo is IRB Transport’s managing director and the accounts the DPP wants frozen are held at the bank. Village Magistrate officials were however quick to point out that no charges had been filed in the matter as yet. “The DPP has filed a ‘miscellaneous application’ under which it is seeking to freeze the accounts. “No charges have been laid,” the officials said. Mmegi has been informed that while Olopeng and IRB Transport have filed their responses to the DPP’s application, the bank is due to submit by July 10.

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