Funeral parlour  disowns ‘fraudster’

Funeral parlour disowns ‘fraudster’

MASERU – SENTEBALE Gap Funeral chief executive officer, Aliciah Motšoane, says Senatla Lejone, who is their former employee, is being investigated for fraud by Lesotho’s anti-corruption unit. Motšoane was speaking in response to a story published by thepost in our November 1-7 2018 issue in which Lejone was challenging the government following its decision to strike a deal with the opposition to pave way for the reforms.

Although thepost relied on court papers for the story, Sentebale Gap Funeral says it is not true that the company was working with Lejone “to launder money”.
“The statement is damaging especially because it is not true,” Motšoane said.

She said it was her company that had approached the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Offences (DCEO) asking him to investigate Lejone after they suspected him of theft and fraud.
“It is us who took him to the DCEO. You can confirm it with the DCEO,” Motšoane said.

The DCEO spokesperson, ’Matlhokomelo Senoko, confirmed the DCEO was investigating a case against Lejone but declined to reveal who had instituted the case.
Motšoane also denied as untrue allegations that the DCEO had ransacked Lejone’s office at Sentebale Gap Funeral because “Lejone had no office as he was a mere messenger”.
She denied that Lejone was a clerk.

“In my view, this (story) was a purely political issue that had nothing to do with us as a company,” she said.
“We are a business entity and want to maintain clear political neutrality. We have nothing to do with politics.”

Staff Reporter

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