Firearms case: Let the courts decide!

Elsewhere in this edition, we carry a story in which the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) had a back and forth run with former president Ian Khama alleging that most of the firearms that he owned were obtained through dubious means while he is also accused of obtaining an arms and ammunition licence by false pretense.

Now, following the numerous search and seizures at the former’s various plots, the State has finally summoned him for criminal charges. The charges are as a result of an amended charge sheet of former DIS head, Isaac Kgosi, who was late last year slapped with six charges on his own.

Following the amendment, Khama, suspended Police Commissioner Keabetswe Makgophe and deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development, Victor Paledi (formerly deputy commissioner of police) joined Kgosi whose charges also went from six to a staggering 33 counts.

Editor's Comment
Happy Independence Day!

Independence Day holds immense significance for Batswana as a whole. It offers a moment for reflection and celebration of the country's achievements, while also prompting introspection.We must honestly assess whether the number of years of independence aligns with the progress we have made. While there is certainly much to celebrate, there are also pressing issues that require the attention of relevant stakeholders. Many Batswana are facing...

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