Demoted DIS officers threaten to sue gov't


Three Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS)  officers who accompanied former president Ian Khama on a trip to India are threatening to take government to court for varying their conditions of employment.

The threat comes after DIS withdrew the agents from Khama’s office and further demoted them early this week. Former president, Ian Khama confirmed both the demotions and withdrawal of the officers. “It is true the officers have being demoted. They have not yet been replaced and there is no communication with my office from the government on what they would do next,” Khama said.

Mmegi has learnt that three officers were demoted from C2 scale to C3 scale while another one moves from C3 to C4. According to a source, the three officers were transferred to DIS  headquarters. Initially on their arrival from India the trio were summoned to the DIS office and slapped with disciplinary action, the decision the former did not take kindly to.The trio face charges of defying instruction by the employer. Khama condemned the decision saying it was unlawful.

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