Masisi relatives' tender trial begins

Olebile Pilane PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Olebile Pilane PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

Secrets are expected to tumble out of the bag for all the world to know tomorrow as trial begins in an ugly tender war pitting President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s family members against each other.

At the High Court tomorrow, the President’s nephew Olebile Pilane will take the stand to give oral evidence in a case in which he has dragged his aunt and Masisi's sister, Boitumelo Mmutle-Phadi and their business associates to court over a P550 million water tender.

Pilane, in the case, accuses his aunt and their business associates of ousting him from a company he formed and a tender he bid for. The company, which the relatives own, won a joint bid with Tianyuan Construction (Tianyuan) for the construction of the Goodhope Sub-District Water Supply Scheme 2.2 contract for P549,699,654.70.

Editor's Comment
Respect public institutions Mr Pres

Leaders must uphold the rule of law and ensure justice, but Masisi’s remarks raise serious concerns on the separation of powers and the independence of the justice system.Masisi’s claim that he personally instructed authorities not to handcuff Khama, regardless of the legal circumstances, undermines the principles of justice and equality before the law.As Head of State, Masisi should respect the judicial process and avoid interfering in...

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