EXPOSED: The missing link in Kalafatis murder

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A 2009 phone log and a secret video of an interrogation session of a drug dealer cum spy provides the crucial pieces to the jigsaw puzzle that is the murder of John Kalafatis and how the plan by members of the Botswana Defence Force Military Intelligence (MI) and the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) to eliminate him were hatched. Staff writers, THALEFANG CHARLES and NTIBINYANE NTIBINYANE investigate

The documents provide insight into how DIS director general, Isaac Kgosi may have been involved in the death of John Kalafatis.

Kalafatis was brutally shot and killed execution style by members of the BDF Military Intelligence (MI). Three officers of MI Gotshosamang Sechele, Ronny Matako, and Boitshoko Maifala were subsequently found guilty of his murder in 2011. However, President Ian Khama pardoned them a few months into their 11-year jail sentence. The men have since gone back to work.

Editor's Comment
Urgent call: Stop the killing!

The previous week, we had an article about a police officer shooting his wife, and turning the gun on himself, whilst he died, his wife survived and is still in the hospital.Sadly that was not the only article we carried on intimate partner killings. There was the Francistown case, where a young woman allegedly stabbed her ‘former boyfriend’ and many others which were reported throughout the week.As all the reports were coming in, a Botswana...

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