3rd phase Investigations and Prosecutions course for Senior Managers

The Centre recently held the last installment of the Investigations and Prosecution course for Senior Managers.  The course, which was a continuation of the 1st and 2nd phase which where held in 2015, attracted participants from Botswana, Cameroon, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambiques, South Africa, Swaziland and Zambia.  Resource persons were Mr Francis Montil, an Anti-Corruption Expert based at the Centre, Mr Tsholofelo Bareetsi who is a legal officer with the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC), Justice Lot Moroka of the Francistown High Court and Mr Tymon Katlholo former Director of the DCEC and Managing Director of Tyedo Investments.

Topics covered included:

  • Comparative analysis of different laws (Commonwealth Africa context)
  • Origins of disconnect between investigations and prosecutions
  • Addressing legal barriers in prosecuting corruption and economic crime cases
  • Presenting evidence in corruption and economic crime cases in court
  • Monitoring investigations and prosecutions at management level

On conclusion of the 5 days course, the Centre Manager Mr Mogolodi Rantsetse thanked the participants for honouring the invitation and positively participating as well as sharing their successes and challenges. He encouraged them to use the services of Mr Montil who has a wealth of experience in anti-corruption issues.  Mr Rantsetse further thanked the resource persons for imparting knowledge to the participants.  Speaking on behalf of the participants, Mr Mduduzi Mlotshwa from the Special Investigation Unit in South Africa, highlighted the significance of the course and that it has greatly augmented what they already knew.  He stresssed the importance of the relations that they had formed as participants from the different countries and that they would make use of them with regard to their cases.  Mr Mlotshwa also expressed gratitude to the Centre staff for successfully organising the course.