Katlholo wins first round

Tymon Katlholo
Tymon Katlholo

The DCEC is arguing that it is investigating corruptive practices by DIS operatives and therefore, to avail the dockets to the DIS would compromise their investigations,” Mfundisi declared. He added that this would be travesty of justice and an immoral act on the part of the DCEC. The country is still reeling in shock as the lead agency in the prevention and fight against corruption and economic crime and the national spy agency cajole in a bloody turf war. Writes Mmegi Staffer RYDER GABATHUSE

This is seemingly one of the biggest turf wars in the land by two powerful security organs, the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) and the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) supervised by the Office of the President (OP). Interestingly, the turf wars have precedence. Previously, there were incursions between the DCEC and the DIS when Rose Seretse was at the helm of the DCEC with the pioneering DIS director-general, Isaac Kgosi’s team incessantly raiding the graft-busting agency in search of certain files that amongst others implicated the then DIS head.

In one instance, the DCEC purely investigated the DIS DG, Kgosi on allegations of corruption and money laundering amongst others. The unrelenting DCEC kept the DIS at bay at the time, but the turf wars have always been dirty and murky.

Editor's Comment
Women in Politics caucus NGO, a welcome development

In the 2014 General Election, women who stood for parliamentary elections were a mere 17 out of a total of 192 aspirants, and sadly the number dropped to 11 out of 210 parliamentary aspirants in the 2019 General Election. Hopefully, registration of the Women in Politics Caucus will give women the necessary support to join politics. While things were slowly improving, women for a long time were at the receiving end as compared to their male...

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