Former DCEC investigator sues State for defamation

Tsholofelo Bareetsi PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Tsholofelo Bareetsi PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

A former Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) top investigator Tsholofelo Bareetsi has slapped the state with a defamation suit. Bareetsi claims the state lied about him protecting high-profile accused persons who the state believed threatened national security.

Bareetsi, a former staff officer at the DCEC, now seeks damages worth P1 million as he lays down his case in which he accuses the state of lying and harming his reputation as an investigator.

Last month Bareetsi and his wife, Pleasure Bareetsi lost a case in which they sued the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) and Botswana Police Service (BPS) for (Tsholofelo) Bareetsi’s unlawful arrest and detention in June last year.

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