�No need to subpoena DCEC directors�

Mokone
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LOBATSE: Justice Michael Leburu yesterday dismissed an application by Sunday Standard newspaper seeking to subpoena directors of the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) to testify in court.

Standard editor, Outsa Mokone and Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) wanted the directors to testify on the progress of investigations into a case in which the director general of the Directorate of Intelligence Security Services (DIS), Isaac Kgosi is being investigated for corruption.

The case emanated from another case in which the DCEC had dragged Sunday Standard and Mokone to court seeking permanent interdiction against the newspaper from publishing details of a docket containing information in regard to investigations carried out against Kgosi.

Editor's Comment
CoA brings sanity to DIS/DCEC long-standing feud

This decision follows the raiding of the office of the former Director General of the DCEC, Tymon Katlholo early 2022 and his staff officer by the DIS operatives who reportedly took files that they had targeted.After all back and forth arguments, the CoA has set the record straight giving an invaluable lesson to the DIS that it was no super security organ and it does not have any powers to cogently supervise other security organs including the...

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