‘The search at the Khamas was legal’

Anthony Khama
Anthony Khama

The attempt by Anthony Khama to get his property back will continue as the Gaborone High Court has dismissed his application on grounds that the search warrant that allowed the search of his residence back in October was legal and had not been rescinded.

Anthony, the brother to the former president Ian Khama also found himself caught in the saga between his brother and the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) as most of his personal property was taken. Now, according to Justice Chris Gabanagae's recent ruling on the matter, the search warrant was not illegal as Anthony claimed. When rejecting the urgent application, Justice Gabanagae said the warrant permitted the search and the seizure of the said properties which the State felt was part of the investigations and would assist in the ongoing investigations. "The seizure of the applicant's property from Kenmoir Farm on the strength of the warrant was not unlawful.

It was done on the strength of the search warrant issued by the court on October 21,2021," he said. He explained that since the search warrant was executed, it rendered the orders sought by Anthony for his property to be returned incompetent and that once investigations are done his property will be returned if established that no offence has been committed.

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