- Baaitse evicted out of property due to months of unpaid rent
- Jamali confirms availability of property
Property magnate Sayed Jamali has confirmed the eviction of popular businessman Apostle Shadrack Baaitse’s church, High Praise Christian Church from his Maruapula property.
According to sources, Baaitse, also a director of Prevailing Securities, was evicted from Jamali’s premises at Maruapula after months of alleged unpaid rentals. This publication has learnt that after months of exercising patience with Baaitse, Jamali late last month ordered the premises locked up, and the church evicted.
Reached for comment, Baaitse denied knowledge on the matter, before hanging up the phone on this publication. “I do not know anything, am in a meeting,” the Apostle claimed.
Jamali, however confirmed that Baaitse’s church was no longer occupying his premises and revealed that it was available for anyone who is interested. “No, the church is gone, we parted ways last month, the area is now available,” revealed the property mogul.
The recent developments come in the wake of investigations by The Botswana Gazette that revealed that Baaitse, popularly known as Shaduff, and his companies were under investigation over suspicious tax related transactions. When approached for comment at the time, Baaitse confirmed in an interview with this publication that he was recently invited to the BURS Head Offices where he was asked to explain his business transactions.
In July, this publication reported that Khama had reached an agreement with Baaitse to buy one of his planes with an estimated value of P7 million. Baaitse also confirmed to The Botswana Gazette that he had lent Khama his Beechcraft Beach Bonanza.