Seretse collects clothes under DCEC, BURS watch

DCEC, BURS officials seizing Seretse cars at the Ext 11 house PIC: MPHO MOKWAPE
DCEC, BURS officials seizing Seretse cars at the Ext 11 house PIC: MPHO MOKWAPE

Crime busters continued their crusade yesterday morning at the ex-Kgori Capital managing director, Bakang Seretse’s Extension 11 house where he was forced to collect his clothes.

Seretse has not been able to access the property after it was put under judicial restraint a few weeks ago.

However, by yesterday the man involved in National Petrolium Fund (NPF) scandal and his lawyer, Kgosiitsile Ngakaagae were allegedly told to collect only his clothes from the house.

Unconfirmed reports suggested that the officials requested Seretse to get only his clothes as they wanted to move in and collect property inside the house.

When Mmegi team arrived at Seretse’s house, the Botswana Unified Revenue Service (BURS) and the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) agents were locked inside the yard.

They were reportedly monitoring Seretse as he was collecting his clothes together with his lawyer.

After some time, Seretse emerged and loaded his clothes into a car and immediately departed, leaving the agents in the yard. More reports suggested that Seretse and his lawyer had earlier requested that they collect his clothes in the absence of the BURS and DCEC officials, or for them to least mark whatever he should not touch in the house, but the officials refused.

During the earlier visit, the officials left with only one of Seretse’s five cars, but later, Seretse and his lawyer surrendered the remaining four, though a Maserati, which was on the list of cars to be impounded, was not amongst the five. Efforts to get comment from the officials proved futile, as they seemed not have in the mood to shed any light on the happenings.

Seretse and his lawyer could not be drawn into discussing the matter any further. “Owaii ga gona sepe, ke kamoso fela,” was all Ngakaagae uttered as they left the yard.

Meanwhile, Seretse recently lost his case after approaching court seeking his house to be released from judicial restraint  The house was seized and put under judicial restraint by the DCEC with the help of the DPP a few weeks. The house is part of the many assets seized and under investigation for allegedly having been bought by the proceeds of crime involving millions that went missing from the NPF.

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