Kgosi's Properties Seized While Bedridden In Malaysia


Whilst former director general of the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS), Isaac Kgosi is still hospitalised in Malaysia, the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has moved swiftly to seize some of his properties.

The said properties are believed to be proceeds of crime. On Friday, Lobatse High Court Judge Tebogo Tau issued an order directing the seizure of Kgosi’s properties including his farm, money, his Phakalane home and motor vehicles.

Kgosi has been a subject of investigations by the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime and DIS for possible tax evasion and corruption since his arrest early in the year.

However, surprisingly, Kgosi is yet to be charged for corruption or tax evasion.

Property listed for seizure include portion 82 of the Sentlhane farm, portion 83, Lot 61299 Gaborone, Landrover motor vehicle registered B414 AXU, Land cruiser motor vehicle B975 BHI, cattle consisting of 200 heifers, 24 simmentaller, 36 brahman white, 1 brahman bull and 1 simmentaller bull, and money amounting to P549,763.07 held in a Barclays Bank of Botswana, account number 8624117.

The order was issued restraining the listed properties in terms of the Proceeds and Instruments of Crime Act (PICA).

The court order states that the Receiver, shall immediately take full control and custody of the above listed properties pending investigations and or institution and finalisation of proceedings for a civil penalty order and civil forfeiture order.

“All persons with knowledge of this order are prohibited from disposing of, further encumbering, dissipating, interfering with, attaching or selling in execution, diminishing the value of or dealing in any other manner with any of the property to which this order relates. The Register of Deeds shall endorse the title deed of Lot 61299, Phakalane Gaborone as specified in this order with the restrictions that the property or property representing such property, shall not, without leave of this court be attached, sold in execution, or otherwise encumbered, provided that such endorsement shall not prevent a transfer of the property effected in accordance with any incidental orders of this court,” read the order.

The order also directs that those with financial obligations in respect of the property to fulfil such obligations, including any obligations relating to mortgage bonds, insurances, vehicle finance, rates, licences, utilities such as water and electricity accounts, and all interest accruing in respect of such obligations, pending the finalisation of forfeiture proceedings unless such a person signs a consent to judgement in favour of DPP.

President Mokgweetsi Masisi fired Kgosi from the security organ early last year upon ascending to the highest office in the land.

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