By Staff Writers

Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has appointed Attorney Moses Mahlomola Manyokole as the new Director General of the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Offences (DCEO).

Manyokole is the younger brother of Lefu Manyokole – Ministry of Health’s Principal Secretary (PS). Lefu Manyokole is also former Senior Private Secretary to Prime Minister Thabane, the position he held until February this year.

DCEO said in a statement on Wednesday: “The Directorate on Corruption and Economic Offences starts the month of July by welcoming a newly appointed Director General following termination of the former Director General Advocate Borotho Matsoso’s contract in June 2019.”

DCEO had been under supervision of Chief Anti-Corruption Prosecutor Advocate Sefako Seema who was acting as Director General for three months following Matsoso’s absence on leave.

Manyokole commenced his duties on Monday this week.

He is a former Head Litigation Officer at Da Silva Manyokole Attorneys where he worked from 2012 to 2013.

“He then became a Litigation Officer of the Lesotho Revenue Authority (LRA) from 2013 to 2015. Whilst in 2015 to 2019 he became the Head of Debt Management and Debt Recovery department. Attorney Manyokole was then appointed acting Commissioner Enforcement in 2018,” DCEO said.

DCEO’s core business is to fight corruption and economic offenses using a classical three-prolonged approach: public education, prevention and investigation.

It was established in 2003 and is responsible for investigating complaints or allegations of corruption and economic offenses.

Some members of the public have been asking whether the DCEO is really functional or it is just a toothless dog with laryngitis.

The Night’s Watch was not able to get DCEO conviction figures rates. NW

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