DIS should concentrate on its mandate

We are still reeling in shock after publishing a story last week based on information extracted from a writ of summons instituted by the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime’s (DCEC) former senior officer accusing some top civil servants of abusing their offices.

Former DCEC Senior Assistant Director (legal services) Andria German, who is on transfer at the Attorney General’s Chambers, made startling revelations of how files (of cases in his custody) in which he was investigating top civil servants facing allegations of corruption were taken away in his absence. His office was forced open and the files taken away without being consulted.

German revealed in his case that he was investigating the Permanent Secretary to the President (PSP) Emma Peloetletse, the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) Director General, Peter Magosi and the DCEC acting Director General, Tshepo Pilane. At the same time, the office of the suspended substantive DCEC Director General, Tymon Katlholo was raided and files of cases under investigation allegedly taken.

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Molepolole unrest: Urgent attention on missing person cases

From Jakoba's mysterious disappearance on November 9 to the grim discovery of his remains at Mosinki Lands, a gap in the response mechanisms of the police and village leadership has been laid bare. The community's anger is evident, seen in the attack on Bakang Masole, the man found driving Jakoba's taxi and the main suspect, and the subsequent riot. Residents express discontent, citing a troubling trend of missing persons cases often...

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