P500m stolen from government?

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High-ranking government officials including cabinet ministers and Directorate of Intelligence Services (DIS) officials are implicated in a clandestine plot that allegedly fleeced over P500 million from government.

Information passed to Mmegi reveals that the sum was for a project that was never completed. There are documents showing that senior government officials (names withheld) at Office of the President (OP) and the government spy agency may have been in cahoots with a controversial Israeli-Serbian national identified as Vladimir Cizelj, to siphon millions of taxpayers’ money.

Investigations by Mmegi suggest that Cizelj’s company, Vlatacom, was awarded a closed contract of over P500 million in 2010 to supply the Botswana government with Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) systems. 

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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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