Operate within the law—Court tells DIS

Anthony Khama
Anthony Khama

The Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) has been told to operate lawfully and within its powers as stipulated in its own Intelligence and Security Service Act.

The Court of Appeal said on Friday the DIS was "a creature of statute and its powers are prescribed and circumscribed by the Act" when it ordered that the spy unit returns Anthony Khama’s property to him.

The DIS had seized Khama's property including personal firearms in 2021 after searching his Kenmoir Farm. Now the CoA bench of Judge President Tebogo Tau and Justices Isaac Lesetedi and Lakhvinder Singh Walia has said the search warrant used against Khama was unlawfully obtained.

Editor's Comment
Implement the recommendations Mr. President

The nation is eagerly awaiting this report to have a glimpse of what the recommendations are like, possibly for further debate. Mr. President, it’s our ardent hope that true to your promises, the public will have an opportunity to peruse the report and see if it reflects their interests as the Commission went around the length and breadth of the country collecting views of the people with some choosing to write to the Commission’s...

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