DIS plots to incriminate me—Kebonang tells Marathe

Zein Kebonang PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Zein Kebonang PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

High Court judge, Dr Zein Kebonang, says intelligence reaching him hints at the spy unit, Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) planning to plant contraband and large sums of money in his offices as "punishment".

Kebonang revealed in a letter of complaint penned to the Police Commissioner, Dinah Marathe, where he complains about harassment allegedly at the hands of the security organ. He made rulings in the controversial Welheminah ‘Butterfly’ Maswabi case, as well as, cases involving former DIS Director General, Isaac Kgosi.

The spy agency lost some of the cases which were before Kebonang’s court. In the complaint letter, the judge indicated that the DIS is plotting this to incriminate him of ‘criminal activity’ because it's unhappy with his judicial decisions. “It claims that I'm anti-government, whatever that means.

Editor's Comment
Respect public institutions Mr Pres

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