Mmegi journalist files urgent application


Mmegi political reporter, Tsaone Basimanebotlhe has filed an urgent application seeking the release of her personal cellular phone, a week after being harassed by the security personal.

Basimanebotlhe was on or about July 16, 2019, indisposed and home at Lenganeng Block 4 ward in Tlokweng when four detectives from Broadhurst Police Station and Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) Services ambushed her with a warrant of entry, search and seizure issued by Magistrate Thandi Baleseng on July 19, 2019.

In her founding affidavit, Basimanebotlhe who is also seeking to stay the execution of the order, said the mean-looking and uncompromising officers forced their way into her living room and demanded that she produce my phones and computers.

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