Zimbabwean-born Kethiwe Mbali lost her parents in 2009 when she was 19 years old. Now aged 31, and a single mother Mbali escaped the shackles of poverty in Zimbabwe and now lives and works in Gaborone – as a sex worker.
Extensive financial transactions between De Beers sightholder Julius Klein Group, its subsidiary Julius Klein Botswana and De Beers Global Sightholders Sales (Botswana) give a rare and fascinating glimpse into the diamond industry’s flow of capital, documents obtained by BuzzFeed and shared with International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and INK Centre for Investigative Journalism reveal.
President Mokgweetsi Masisi has been awarded a government farm – even though his bid did not meet the brief. Masisi had been accused of acting unethically and flouting procurement rules by seeking to rent a large portion of state owned Banyana Farms.