The DIS: A government problem

DIS DG, Magosi
DIS DG, Magosi

Legislator Unity Dow’s unique contribution in Parliament on the health of the Republic sounded like a dirge. It was clearly a passionate plea for urgent help for a nation on the brink of an abyss. Hers was a forlorn cry, writes Mmegi Correspondent DOLLY BYRONE THEBE

But her lament, just like the voices of dissent that came before hers, might suffer the same fate of falling on deaf ears. A strong case has been made. And there is no doubt. The Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) is a rogue institution. This is an incontestable appraisal.

Many agree with this. Yet there is still no clarity as to how the loose cannon can be tamed and cut to size. Dow is of the view that the system can redeem itself. That government is capable of providing a solution to a problem it deliberately created. To achieve this end, she proposed institution of a Commission of Inquiry. History refutes Dow’s position.

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