‘Publicised’ DIS arrests raise debate

Kgosi was arrested Hollywood style PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES
Kgosi was arrested Hollywood style PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES

The government has defended a number of publicised arrests carried by the Directorate of Intelligence Services (DIS) in the public eye recently.

Recently DIS high profile arrests including suspended Police Commissioner, Keabetswe Makgophe, Khama twin brothers Anthony and Tshekedi, the latter’s wife Thea Khama, former commissioner general of Botswana Unified Revenue Service (BURS), Ken Morris and lately former executive employees of the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DW&NP) this week.

The matter raised a heated debate in Parliament yesterday. In the DIS’s defence Assistant Minister for Presidential Affairs, Governance and Public Administration Dumezweni Mthimkhulu said he was not aware if the spy agency could publicise arrests since their operations are covert.

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Shame on the Police!

According to a press statement from the police, unidentified armed men attacked on duty police officers at the station in the early hours of Tuesday.During the attack, the suspects stole 14 riffles, five pistols and an undisclosed number of ammunition.Although unconfirmed, it is alleged that the suspects were just carrying knives and axes, which they used to scare the men and women in uniform before they took them hostage to help themselves to...

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