Morupisi: How far does the rot go?

Whistleblower says the vehicle bought for Morupisis and fully-kitted as per his instructions, was given to him to ensure that CMB operated without any hindrance either from BPOPF or NBFIRA. PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES
Whistleblower says the vehicle bought for Morupisis and fully-kitted as per his instructions, was given to him to ensure that CMB operated without any hindrance either from BPOPF or NBFIRA. PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES

A day after flamboyant asset manager, Bakang Seretse was arrested for making payment to an Israeli security firm, Dignia Systems for Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) spying equipment, now suspended Permanent Secretary to the President (PSP) Carter Morupisi allegedly instructed Botswana Public Officers Pensions Fund (BPOPF) to terminate Khulaco contract.

The DIS, through Khulaco owned by Seretse, paid Dignia Systems $11.2 million on November 9, 2017. The instructions came even before the BPOPF Board could properly be convened to consider the matter.

Those close to the deal say the authorisation was notwithstanding the presumption of innocence that the Constitution accorded Seretse and the fact that the Israel transaction was properly agreed and known to the Office of the President.

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