Former Botswana Housing Corporation (BHC) Deputy General Manager, Gaolekwe Rabana, is likely to face corruption charges in South Africa.
Rabana is being investigated for attempting to defeat the ends of justice by bribing a senior magistrate with R150 000 to influence the outcome of an appeal against repatriation to stand trial in Botswana in a corruption case.
South African Police intelligence authorities are investigating Rabana along with a senior magistrate.
The magistrate is said to have been arrested in Midrand after receiving over R150 000 from a Motswana man, suspected to be Rabana.
Rabana skipped the country 12 years ago in the midst of a trial for allegedly corruptly awarding tenders for the construction of BHC houses in Block 5.
The glamorous lifestyle he led back then led to his arrest. His family spent holidays in Disneyland and he built a massive structure at his home village, Shoshong.
His house was later termed ‘Shoshong Sun City.’
His charges included awarding a multi million tender to a construction company that did not qualify.
The State further alleged that in return for that Rabana was given air tickets for him and family to fly to Europe and America as well as money for accommodation in luxury hotels.
Meanwhile, the director at the Directorate of Public Prosecutions, Leonard Sechele, only had this to say, “We are working with South African authorities to extradite wanted people here, amongst others, Gaolekwe Rabana and Bakgatla chief Kgafela Kgafela.”
He said the process has been delayed because both men have pending court cases there.