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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CoA brings sanity to DIS/DCEC long-standing feud

This decision follows the raiding of the office of the former Director General of the DCEC, Tymon Katlholo early 2022 and his staff officer by the DIS operatives who reportedly took files that they had targeted.After all back and forth arguments, the CoA has set the record straight giving an invaluable lesson to the DIS that it was no super security organ and it does not have any powers to cogently supervise other security organs including the...

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