New DIS, MISA Relations Welcome

We read with interest in the Daily News that the chairperson of MISA, Modise Maphanyane, who also happens to be the regional chairperson of MISA has urged media houses to tread with caution while reporting about the sensitive activities of the Security Intelligence organisation to minimise exposure of certain sensitive information.

According to the Daily news report Mr Maphanyane was also accompanied by Aubrey Lute of the Press Council of Botswana, as well as representatives from the various media houses, including the Gazette, The Weekend Post, among others.

According to the Daily News and The Weekend Post reports the media was taken on a guided tour of three DIS locations in Gaborone and Kopong, in fact the Daily news photo shows a  group of media workers  with the DIS director General at a site in Kopong previously reported as a torture camp.

Editor's Comment
CoA brings sanity to DIS/DCEC long-standing feud

This decision follows the raiding of the office of the former Director General of the DCEC, Tymon Katlholo early 2022 and his staff officer by the DIS operatives who reportedly took files that they had targeted.After all back and forth arguments, the CoA has set the record straight giving an invaluable lesson to the DIS that it was no super security organ and it does not have any powers to cogently supervise other security organs including the...

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