DIS explains BDP Palapye retreat engagement

DISS Director General Peter Magosi escorting President Masisi recently at Palapye during the BDP reterat PIC: KEOAGILE BONANG..
DISS Director General Peter Magosi escorting President Masisi recently at Palapye during the BDP reterat PIC: KEOAGILE BONANG..

The Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) has issued a press release that explains the role played by some its officers at the recent Botswana Democratic Party's (BDP) retreat in Palapye.

According to DIS’ communication officer, Edward Robert, one of the organisation’s functions as mandated by the Intelligence and Security Service Act is to provide personal security to the President, Vice President, former presidents and their immediate families.  He explained that their attendance at the said event were all the prescribed persons that is why its officers were present at the event. 

“Section five (g) states thus the DIS provides personal protection to the former president, former president’s immediate family, the President, the President’s immediate family, the Vice President, the Vice President’s immediate family, visiting dignitaries and such other persons as the President may determine.  The presence of officers of the directorate, including the director general Brigadier (retired) Peter Magosi at the said event, was guided by Sections five (g) and other strategic national security considerations that may not be disclosed due to their sensitivity,” he noted.

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