State case was speculation, exaggeration –Morupisi

Morupisi PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Morupisi PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

The Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF) aspiring parliamentary candidate, Carter Morupisi, says he is entitled to acquittal from his conviction because the High Court’s findings were based on speculation and an obvious exaggeration.

The former Permanent Secretary to the President (PSP) has filed an appeal before the Court of Appeal (CoA) seeking for his conviction to be overturned and given a free lease on life on reasons that the State failed to produce evidence on the charges he was facing but the High Court still made findings and subsequently convicted him.

Morupisi was convicted around October 2022 on two charges of corruption and one count of money laundering related to the Botswana Public Officers Pension Fund (BPOPF) and Capital Management Botswana (CMB) money laundering scandal. He has argued that there was no evidence that supported the charges.

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