A Mirror which Gives No Reflection

Those who are attracted by the unusual would certainly have enjoyed the two recent newspaper headlines, ‘DIS Agents Caught in Tshekedi’s Spiders Web’ (Sunday Standard April 3) and ‘DISS Ambushes Jagdish Shah over alleged BDP Treasurer challenge’ (The Botswana Gazette April 5).

Apart from the lovely juxtaposition, the two news reports did have exceptional value in demonstrating the remarkable extent of the involvement of the Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services (DISS).

On the one hand, three of its agents were allegedly caught by Wildlife officers with elephant tusks in their possession ‘following a tip off that the Intelligence agency had gone rogue and was part of an international diamond and ivory smuggling racket’. They were, apparently, handed over to the police. It was believed, said the SS, that the DIS boss had been tipped off about the arrests because acting Police Commissioner, Bruno Paledi allegedly called and instructed that the three agents be released from custody.

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