Khama vs DIS: Witchhunt or necessary measure?

Khama (right) and Tshekedi PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES
Khama (right) and Tshekedi PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES

The Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) has doubled up efforts to find answers regarding supposedly hidden weapons of war allegedly in the possession of former president, Ian Khama. This new momentum follows the recent detention of Police Commissioner Keabetswe Makgophe, Khama’s twin brothers Anthony and Tshekedi as well as the latter’s wife Thea Khama. As the DIS prioritises the investigation, one of the most aggressive criminal investigations against a former president Khama appears to be gaining momentum every dawning day, observes Mmegi Staffer MOMPATI TLHANKANE

Although various items like documents and laptops have been confiscated, Khama and his family have not been charged yet. The DIS is said to be keeping the wheels turning in order to build a solid case against the former army general. Khama has been accused of having weapons of war. Along with his ally, former director-general of the DIS, Isaac Kgosi, Khama is alleged to have stolen and stockpiled firearms from the Botswana Defence Force and later the DIS.

The unusual move by the DIS on Monday to detain Makgophe has not only shocked the nation, but it has also sparked public interest. The question of who could be next in this line of detentions is said to be lingering in the minds of some of Botswana’s top officials, especially Khama’s allies.

Editor's Comment
Government’s efforts commendable!

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