Fears of executives’ purge at Debswana


Debswana this week reportedly engaged two South African digital forensic firms to sniff out executives who are alleged to have helped government gain the upper hand in the recent negotiations with De Beers, by sharing sensitive information.

Mmegi is informed that up to eight executives around the country are being probed. The two firms (names supplied) are a major legal house with forensic and intelligence capabilities, as well as company that boasts of being a “digital forensics firm focusing on merging the traditional forensic investigative process with technology”.

The probe was allegedly instituted at De Beers’ request, as the diamond giant’s own intelligence reportedly picked some indications in the lead up to the tense June 30 diamond deal.

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Molepolole unrest: Urgent attention on missing person cases

From Jakoba's mysterious disappearance on November 9 to the grim discovery of his remains at Mosinki Lands, a gap in the response mechanisms of the police and village leadership has been laid bare. The community's anger is evident, seen in the attack on Bakang Masole, the man found driving Jakoba's taxi and the main suspect, and the subsequent riot. Residents express discontent, citing a troubling trend of missing persons cases often...

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