I was painted ‘dangerous criminal’ – Matsheka

Matsheka PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Matsheka PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

Lobatse Member of Parliament (MP), Dr Thapelo Matsheka is demanding damages from the government for humiliation and reputational damage he claims to have suffered at the hands of the State organ, the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS).

Matsheka who has given the State a one-month notice to pay him the sum of P10,720 000 in general damages for among others unlawful arrest and unlawful detention says he will take legal action should the State fail to pay.

In a notice directed to the Attorney General dated August 19, 2022, Matsheka through his attorneys Bayford & Associates, says he was humiliated and his feelings injured when he was unlawfully arrested and an impression was made to the public that he was a dangerous criminal.

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