Peter Magosi should step down

In recent times, the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) has been embroiled in a series of legal blunders that raise serious concerns about its conduct and accountability. As citizens, we rely on the DIS to safeguard our national security, but recent events have exposed a disturbing trend: The DIS seems to consider itself above the law.

In just over two weeks, we saw suspended agents win a case to stop the DIS harassment; Bruno Paledi and Keabetswe Makgope had charges against them for aiding and abetting unlawful possession of weapons dropped. Adding to this, the founding DIS boss, Isaac Kgosi, won back his confiscated guns. The DIS also faced embarrassment when the indefinite suspension of Deputy DIS DG, Tefo Kgotlhane, was ruled unlawful by the court.

Reports have surfaced that the DIS conducted surveillance on private citizens without proper authorisation. This blatant violation of privacy rights is unacceptable and undermines the very principles on which our democracy is built.

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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