DIS deny grounding pilot


The Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) have denied grounding their pilot for flying former president Ian Khama to Mosu sometime last year. The government’s spy unit said its employee, Opelonomi Matlhagela, was redeployed based on a policy that was adopted to set up Air Liaison Unit.

When denying the demotion, the DIS explained that when the decision was made for the unit, the employee stood out as a suitable candidate.

The post needed someone with aviation background and with knowledge of what was required in undertaking such missions, the intelligence agency claimed.

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