My P2m gift to Masisi was clean - Ismail


Choppies founder and acting CEO, Farouk Ismail says he donated P2 million to President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s 2017 chairmanship campaign and another P2 million to the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) in 2014, as part of sponsorship of the ruling party.

The revelations are contained in an affidavit Ismail deposed this week in support of former spy chief, Isaac Kgosi, against whom the State is building a money laundering and corruption case.

In response to a Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) allegation that Farouk’s loans and financial support to Kgosi were suspicious, the business tycoon pointed to his donations to Masisi and the ruling party.

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Happy Independence!

We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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