The Department of Public Prosecution (DPP) which is representing the government of Botswana in the recently much talked about case of ‘million and billion of Pulas’ alleged to have been in the hands of one DISS official Welheminah Mphoeng Maswabi has yesterday by 4pm filed their papers of non-opposition to the urgent bail re-application of Butterfly, it has been confirmed.
Maswabi’s case has stood as of the ‘first’ in Botswana with one of her charges being financing terrorism…the lady has also been linked to former president Ian Khama and former DIS boss Isaac Kgosi, who were said to be her close allies in this matter. The court was also quick to note in their papers that Butterfly was in a romantic relationship with her then DIS boss, Kgosi (providing an email communique alleged to be of the two as evidence before court).
“We understand the government yesterday around 4pm filled a non-opposition to our bail application before the High Court of Gaborone, but it is worth noting that they have not served us. We will be in court today at 2pm as set on Monday for the case,” said Mphoeng Maswabi’s lawyer Uyapo Ndadi.
46 year old Butterfly who was arrested on the 18th of October 2019 and has always been under heavy escort during her court appearances is facing three counts of charges being; FINANCING TERRORISM (transferring an amount of 2.9million American dollars to former DISS boss Issac Kgosi), obtaining a Botswana passport by false statement to immigration officials and lastly being in possession of unexplainable property.
Last week a chain of documents were produced by Buttefly’s lawyers revealing that the state might have fabricated evidence which they used in court to oppose Butterfly’s initial bail application. Two banks which have been cited by the government (Absa and Nedbank) as the ones used by the accused to stash the millions and billions have since disposed of letters stating on record that they have no such accounts with the said people (the accused and her allies).
The case will be heard today at 2pm at Gaborone High Court before Justice Michael Mothobi.
Source: The Argus Online