Tshepiso Ernest Seekoei (41), a former Director and Chairperson of Batho Pele Mining Primary Co-operative Limited appeared briefly at Kimberley Magistrate’s court on 30 March 2021, facing charge of theft.
It is alleged that during August 2018, Seekoei who was then a Chairperson of Batho Pele Mining Primary Co-operative requested the Company’s bank card from finance officer claiming that he needs to pay some stuff for the company. It is further alleged that the mine committee confronted him, but he failed to account for the money.
The company suffered a loss of approximately R855 000.
A thorough Investigation by the Hawks Serious Corruption Investigation team resulted in an arrest of Seekoei. Seekoei was granted R20 000 bail and case is postponed to Wednesday, 14 April 2021.