Sustained fight to prosecute Butterfly ensues

Welheminah Maswabi PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Welheminah Maswabi PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

The Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) has not given up the fight against its former spy officer, Welheminah ‘Butterfly’ Maswabi despite the case classified as lacking sufficient evidence to warrant prosecution.

The DIS and the prosecuting agency, the Directorate of Public Prosecutions want the Court of Appeal (CoA) to review the decision that was made by Justice Zein Kebonang of the Gaborone High Court last year August to acquit and discharge ‘Butterfly’ of all the charges.

The legal battle that started as far back as October 17, 2019 and regarded by many as involving alleged treasonous attempts across borders and some powerful individuals within the country, abruptly came to a short end in August 2021.

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