Khama allegedly moved millions of dollars from Central Bank, court documents
Kago Komane and Joel Konopo
Papers filed in the Botswana High Court make the startling allegation that former Botswana president Ian Khama instructed the country’s central bank to shift over $200-million (P2.2-billion) to secret accounts and later moved the funds to several offshore companies and banks.
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