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AfriForum’s private prosecutor Gerrie Nel has been hired by the Botswana government to help it pursue a case of alleged money laundering.

The case is against President Ramaphosa’s sister-in-law Bridgette Motsepe-Radebe who is being accused of helping finance a “coup” attempt against Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi in 2019.

AfriForum said it had been brought into the case because a formal request for Mutual Legal Assistance in the case from the Botswana government to the South African government in September 2019 had been ignored.

Motsepe-Radebe had been identified as a joint of at least two bank accounts holding more than $10-billion allegedly stolen from the Botswana government to finance a “coup” before the national election in the country.

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It added that Motsepe-Radebe had allegedly laundered millions of Botswana Pula through the Botswana company Avante Security Services to sponsor opposition to Masisi in the 2019 elections.



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