MISA boss waxes lyrical about DIS tour

Until recently Modise Maphanyane, the chairman of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Botswana had never met national spy agency boss, Isaac Kgosi.

His information about the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) Director had been based on scandalous reports in the media.

When the DIS boss gave Maphanyane a call expressing his desire to take him on a familiarisation tour of  some of the facilities of the DIS making news in the local press for all the wrong reasons, Maphanyane says he agreed to the invitation that was followed by a letter, paving way for his MISA office to finalise the logistics for him. Maphanyane says before he embarked on the tour he left a message with the loved ones that they should know whose invitation he took in case he does not return by sunset.

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