Kgosi: The most charged prominent person

Magosi (wearing cap) escorting Kgosi into a vehicle after his arrest at the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES
Magosi (wearing cap) escorting Kgosi into a vehicle after his arrest at the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES

In April 2018 Colonel Isaac Kgosi, the founding spy chief of the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) was fired from his position by President Mokgweetsi Masisi with 18 months left on his contract.

Kgosi pioneered the spy unit in April 2008 under the stewardship of former president Ian Khama. Under his leadership, the DIS was the most feared security organ in the country and it was met with resistance as many felt the agency was formed to intimidate citizens.

It was under Kgosi that the spy unit was accused of extra judicial killings and abuse of human rights and it was at the time that many felt he was untouchable. By his own admission, he said he did not report to anyone not even the president.

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