Masisi, security organs - Four years on

Masisi inspecting BDF Guard of Honour PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES
Masisi inspecting BDF Guard of Honour PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES

It has been four years since President Mokgweetsi Masisi automatically ascended to be the first citizen. One could never forget the last Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) Council at Maharaj in Gaborone where then president, Ian Khama slammed Botswana media labelling it manufacturers of fake news. He said ”go tsile go nna monate”. Four years later, Mmegi Staffer INNOCENT SELATLHWA assesses how the number one citizen has fared in terms of presiding over the Botswana Police Service (BPS), Botswana Defence Force (BDF), Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC), Directorate on Intelligence and Security (DIS) and Botswana Unified Revenue Service (BURS)


While Masisi maintained the Commissioner of BPS Keabetswe Makgophe to date, there has always been speculation that he wanted him out. Well, it currently seems Makgophe could finally fall off. Though it was speculated sometime last year that he would be ousted, it never happened until he was suspended only recently. Makgophe has always seemed to be a good top cop until the subject of licensing ‘weapons of war’ to Khama surfaced.

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Let the law take its course

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