International Relations Minister Naledi Pandor says she believes businesswoman Bridgette Motsepe-Radebe did not commit any crime in Botswana.

Motsepe-Radebe, a close friend with former Botswana President Ian Khama, stands accused of money laundering and attempting to overthrow the government.

SABC News has reliably learned that the authorities in Botswana want both former President Khama and Motsepe-Radebe to account for alleged illicit financial flows out of Botswana.

Motsepe-Radebe was accused by Gaborone of being involved in a plan to topple President Mokgweetsi Masisi and was accused of terrorism by a Tswana newspaper .

Pandor says she is hopeful that these allegations will not sour relations with our northern neighbours.

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