Khama, Kgosi challenge decision on criminal charges


Former president Ian Khama and his co-accused former spy chief, Isaac Kgosi are challenging the Directorate of Public Prosecution’s decision to lay 33 criminal charges against them, saying the accusations are “overly political and maliciously motivated”.

The two, facing 20 [Kgosi] and 13 [Khama] criminal charges, ranging from unlawful possession of firearms, arms and ammunition, and stealing by a public officer want the charges reviewed and set aside on grounds that they are outright irrational, made without any iota of evidence and overly politically and maliciously motivated.

Khama recently instructed his lawyers to walk out of the Court of Appeal in a civil case against the Directorate of Intelligence and Security. However, in the matter before Village Chief Magistrate, Murray Dipate, Khama decided to exercise his legal rights.

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