Patrice Motsepe Takes Legal Action Against Botswana Newspaper For Slander. The South African mining magnate and Mamelodi Sundowns owner, Patrice Motsepe, is taking legal action against a newspaper publication in Botswana called the Sunday Standard.
The South African mining magnate and Mamelodi Sundowns owner, Patrice Motsepe, is taking legal action against a newspaper publication in Botswana called the Sunday Standard. He is taking legal action against the newspaper because of slander. The newspaper wrote that the Mamelodi Sundowns owner sneaked R2 million in Botswana to help a politician, Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi, remove the president, Mokweetsi Masisi, as the leader of the Botswana Democratic Party.
Patrice Motsepe has denied the accusations made by the Botswana. African Rainbow Minerals, Motsepe’s company released a statement on his behalf about the matter. The statement says, “We do not want to get involved and have no interests in the politics of Botswana or the developments of any political party.”
The newspaper also says that the billionaire businessman had a meeting with the previous president of Botswana, Ian Khama. The two met at a hotel at the OR Tambo International Airport. Patrice Motsepe says the meeting was just a friendly meeting because their families have had a long-time friendship due to the University days of both of their fathers. His lawyers said that he didn’t bring any money for political purposes in order to manipulate the elections in Botswana.
by Alexandra Ramaite