Why DPP refused to charge Moroka


In deciding not to prosecute De Beers’ boss, Neo Moroka, for the fatal shooting of his farm worker, Kealeboga Danster, the Directorate of Public Prosecutions relied heavily on a bizarre version of events advanced by Moroka and his eyewitness. The duo said the shooting was an accident that occurred when Moroka tried to gun down a bothersome stray dog. The DPP dismissed the opinion of Botswana Police ballistic expert who said Moroka’s version does not make sense. Mmegi Staff Writers THALEFANG CHARLES & NTIBINYANE NTIBINYANE investigate

In what is turning out to be one of the most bizarre cases in the history of the judiciary in Botswana, the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) refused to prosecute the De Beers Botswana resident director Neo Moroka for the killing of his employee, Kealeboga Danster in April 2014 despite strong recommendation by the police that he has a case to answer, new evidence obtained by Mmegi reveals.

In September 2014, DPP director Leonard Sechele issue a ‘nolle prosequi’ certificate to stop and discontinue criminal prosecution against Moroka for fatally shooting Danster at his farm in Kgalagadi District citing that the whole incident was an accident and that there was insufficient evidence to prosecute.

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