Police, DIS should end their differences

It’s for the umpteenth time that Botswana Police Service (BPS) and the controversy-ridden Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) have been caught on opposing sides.

In our main story for this week, we have a leaked document from the BPS in which they are bewailing the allegedly worrying attitude of the DIS sleuths who reports suggest when they arrived at the Phase 2 house where armed robbers were involved in a bloody shoot-out with the police, the rather trigger happy DIS agents just shot the six men who were trapped in the house even when the police reported to be in total control of the scene of crime.

It’s now common that even when we know by law the police are charged functionally with the responsibility to enforce all written laws, the DIS seems to be involved in a nasty turf war with the police. It’s unfortunate that no one has stepped to the plate to make the DIS account for its actions, even their principals.

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Something ought to be done about deadly A3 Road

The accident which happened near Marapong village comes after yet another horrific accident which claimed 16 lives in July last year near Hubona. These stats don’t include other accidents where fatalities were not as many as the two.While several factors may have contributed to the two accidents and many others, many believe the biggest with that road is the bad state that the road is in. Unconfirmed reports in the most recent accident state...

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