State defaults against DIS agents

Suspended DIS agent with their attorney Ngakaagae PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Suspended DIS agent with their attorney Ngakaagae PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

The State has allegedly defaulted against responding to allegations levelled against it by agents of the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) of repeated harassment involving arrest and detention.

By the end of business on Tuesday, the Attorney General Mmako Abram, Commissioner of Police, Dinah Marathe and Director General of the DIS, Peter Magosi had failed to file replying papers against the agents’ interdict application.

The three suspended agents, Pulane Kgoadi, Paul Setlhabi and Kuda Malikongwa, who have fallen out with their boss, had filed an urgent interim interdict application seeking among others against repeated abuse and infringement of their rights by the Botswana Police Service (BPS) and the DIS officers. Attorneys for State from Collins Newman briefly confirmed that they could not file due to the absence of Magosi. “It is true we have not filed yet due to the absence of Magosi.

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