Guma's lawyer seeks to file more affidavits

Lawyers: Onkagetse Pusoentsi, Moses Kadye and Parks Tafa PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Lawyers: Onkagetse Pusoentsi, Moses Kadye and Parks Tafa PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

More affidavits are expected to be filed in a case involving businessman and Tati East MP Samson Moyo Guma. The case was postponed to Wednesday, next week.

Tati East MP Samson Moyo Guma’s lawyer, Moses Kadye has told the Village Magistrate’s Court that they intend to file more affidavits next week Wednesday when the case resumes.

Kadye said this yesterday before magistrate Goodwill Makofi. The case was scheduled yesterday for a rule nisi before the presiding chief magistrate Lenah Oahile-Mokibe.

It was however postponed to next week Wednesday after the court learned that Oahile-Mokibe was attending a judicial conference in Mahalapye.

“We wish to have it on record that we will file for further affidavits. New matters have been raised, which we feel we need to deal with,” submitted Kadye.

The Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC), through the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) late last month applied for a court order to have bank accounts belonging to IRB Transport Company, which belongs to Guma, frozen.

Papers before court also indicated that Minister of Youth Sports and Culture, Thapelo Olopeng as well as Standard Chartered Bank have been dragged into this case. Lawyer, Parks Tafa represents Standard Chartered Bank, whilst Onkagetse Pusoentsi represents Olopeng in court,

In his affidavit seen by Mmegi, Guma stated that on May 29, 2015 when he went to his banker to pay his employees’ salaries and creditors, he discovered that the company account was blocked.

He explained that on the said date the teller who was helping him at the Game City branch then directed him to the manager for further clarification. He said the bank manager told him that they had received an instruction from the OP to temporarily freeze the said account.

Guma said he later took up the matter with vice president Mokgweetsi Masisi who denied the involvement of the OP.

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