‘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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