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Kgosi to leave Botswana

Publishing Date : 24 June, 2019


Former Director General of the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS), Isaac Kgosi’s lawyer, Thabiso Tafila has written to the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) notifying them that, “Kgosi is not fit to appear before court for the next eight weeks to six months.”

The letter goes on to state that Kgosi was observed by the doctor in Gaborone who then referred him to Malaysia. The Malaysian doctor then made his own observation and advised that he needs to observe Kgosi for the next eight weeks and that if not well by then he will then need to be observed for the next six months. DPP is yet to respond to the letter. Sources in the intelligence circle however hold the opinion that Kgosi could be taking advantage of the illness to dodge accounting for his part in the National Petroleum Fund (NPF) case as he is set to be added to the charge sheet.

It is also alleged that he might be working on applying for asylum in Malaysia knowing Botswana does not have an extradition treaty with the said country. “But even if he goes to Malaysia, Kgosi is expected to be frequently travelling from Malaysia to South Africa. He is needed for meetings with former President Lt Gen Dr Ian Khama and some lady from Israel,” noted a reliable source. The lady (names known to this paper), it is alleged is working for an Israel company that is alleged to have assisted the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) to rig elections in 2014.

Kgosi who is currently appearing before court for a single count of exposing identities of security agents has a few other cases pending between the offices of Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) and DPP, this publication can confirm. The cases, together with those of other prominent figures in government are alleged to have been concealed at the DCEC during former President Lt Gen Ian Khama’s administration. And President Mokgweetsi Masisi administration has since assuming power 12 months ago resuscitated the cases and or investigations.

There are about two cases which are expected to implicate Kgosi in court soon. Contacted for a comment, Khama said, “I wouldn’t be surprised if this kind of malicious allegations are fabricated against me.” “I will never try to influence a false outcome of the elections. I have not done it in 2014 and I will never do it!” he said. He went on to state that people who think that he is trying to do that should come out and explain how. “And if they say I did that in 2014, it means the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) was also implicated. But IEC doesn’t not do that,” he noted. Kgosi refused to comment on the issue.


Meanwhile Weekendpost is reliably informed that a certain special constable (names known to this publication) is currently being investigated for allegations that he faked Isaac Kgosi’s signature. At the time of faking the said signature the officer was claiming that he was reporting to the Broadhurst police station on May 29, as per Kgosi’s bail conditions while in fact Kgosi has been away in South Africa for some time. It is not clear why he had to drag Kgosi into this ploy.

Kgosi, according to impeccable sources has been in South Africa where he is said to be lodging in a certain hotel since mid-May. The special constable is said to have been dragged in the mess by one of his seniors. The senior is also being investigated for some criminal offences which are said to have taken place on different occasions at the border, this publication has established. “We don’t know why these naughty officers want to drag Kgosi’s name into their mess,” said one officer at Broadhurst Police Station.



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