Will the State protect Mafuta?


A Botswana Police Service (BPS) officer who has been making high-profile arrests and detentions may soon find himself defending his actions as he faces lawsuits worth millions. His actions are reminiscent of those of another already ‘dumped’ Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) investigator, Jako Hubona in the alleged missing P100 billion case. Will the state stand by its man in the face of adversity? Observes Mmegi Staffer SHARON MATHALA

Jet Mafuta has been slapped with a P2 million defamation suit by the suspended Director General of the DCEC Tymon Katholo, a P658,699 suit for unlawful arrest, detention, and infringement of the right to privacy, dignity, and reputation from another DCEC top investigator and former senior assistant director (Legal Services), Andria German, and an extra P1 million suit from Tsholofelo Bareetsi.

It all allegedly happened in the line of duty.

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