This comes amid allegations that one of South Africa’s top mining businesswomen, Bridgette Motsepe-Radebe, who has mining operations in Botswana, was trying to influence that country’s leadership elections.
They described the situation between the two countries as a “diplomatic disaster” that could undermine the efforts of President Cyril Ramaphosa to drive a clean, corruption-free and accountable government.
Lieutenant Mmuso Tseleng of the Botswana Police said: “Motsepe-Radebe is alleged to have sent money into the Republic of Botswana to lobby votes in the Botswana Democratic Party presidential election.
“That is illegal, according to our laws. That money was not declared and did not follow the correct international money flows, according to the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime.”