Morupisi denies financing charity with public funds

Carter Morupisi at Gaborone High Court PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Carter Morupisi at Gaborone High Court PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Former Permanent Secretary to the President (PSP) Carter Morupisi has denied allegations from the prosecution that he used missing money from the Botswana Public Officers Pension Fund (BPOPF) to finance his public donations.

The convicted Morupisi denied the allegations on Wednesday when he took the stand to give a colourful picture of his supposedly long-distinguished public and community service detailed in a curriculum vitae explaining that he had no idea where the pension money went but rather used his own to make donations.

At the time he was reading about his distinguished public service and his strong community service, public prosecutor Priscilla Israel told him that he cannot be boasting about donations when he knows it was stolen money.

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