Kebonang brothers want their NPF charges dropped

Portia Mlilo
CONSULTING: Sadique Kebonang (R) with lawyer Unoda Mack

Former Member of Parliament for Lobatse, Sadique Kebonang, his twin brother Judge Zein Kebonang and Kago Stimela want the National Petroleum Fund (NPF) P250 million looting charges against them withdrawn.

The three, represented by Unoda Mack, will be back in court on the 6th of December for status hearing and presentation of the arguments as to why the charges should be withdrawn.

The accused persons say the allegations have damaged their reputation and that they should not have been charged in the first place.

Their argument is that the case has been dragging for too long and that it clearly shows there is no comprehensive evidence to try them.

The case was this morning heard before a panel of three Judges, Abednego Tafa, Christopher Gabanagae and Matlhogonolo Phuthego.

The court ordered that Mack file an affidavit between the 27th of November and the 6th of December. 

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Other accused persons in this matter are Managing Director of Basis Points (Pty) Ltd and Khulaco (Pty) Ltd Bakang Seretse, the formerExecutive Director of Botswana Energy Regulatory Authority,Kenneth Kerekang and Mogomotsi Seretse.

The charge sheet for this matter has 65 counts most of which are for money laundering. 

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