Security agents harass Mmegi

Mmegi journalists busy during dealine PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Mmegi journalists busy during dealine PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

The country’s security apparatus this week demonstrated their disdain for press freedom when they descended on Mmegi and confiscated a cellular phone belonging to political reporter, Tsaone Basimanebotlhe.

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

The applicant in this matter is the Botswana Police Service (BPS). The order was issued against Basimanebotlhe.

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