United for the sake of arrested colleagues


We all know about the powers-that-be in Sebele and some people are even terrified by the veil of secrecy surrounding the so-called spy craft.

When there is a mention of the name the Directorate of Intelligence Services (DIS), people tremble and some hide behind their fingers. But not Mmegi staff, they stood their ground like it was their last stand a week ago when the security organ invaded their premises and arrested the editor, Ryder Gabathuse. Perhaps, what gave the staff ammunition is that earlier, one of their colleagues, senior reporter, Innocent Selatlhwa had been arrested.

The Mmegi staff was resolute and although the DIS eventually left the office with the editor, they managed to repel their intimidating theatrics. Perhaps, what makes intelligence agents appear invincible and above the law is the over-fictionalisation of intelligence work. But Mmegi staff knew that this was no movie script. The Mmegi staff never cared to speak in hushed conversations when the agents appeared and arrived swiftly and stealthily at their workplace like a thief in the wee hours of the night.

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