Of the stolen half a billion pula � absurd!

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Mr Editor, please allow me once again the space to seek clarity and air grievances. My communication this time around borders on a story that appeared on the front page of the Mmegi Newspaper of 6 February, 2015.

I read with interest a front page story in the Mmegi about a half a billion Pula that disappeared into Government officials’ pockets. Amazing. Interestingly, the story is from a certain docket that is supposedly in court, according to the writers. The story is obviously of great interest to me as a serving military officer. I am not writing to you in my official capacity because I do not have such a mandate. But I am rather writing to you first as a concerned Motswana and secondly a concerned military officer.

Curiously for me, why do the journalists shy away from naming and shaming the so-called big and top government figures involved in the P500 million fraud in the story? It is quite amazing considering that in their own investigations, and in their own words, this evidence is in fact before the courts. So why would the writers withhold the names of the implicated government officials, save for only one, namely the director general of the DIS? In other words, why would the editor choose to withhold information that is in the public domain; in courts?

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