Former Botswana Intelligence Boss Facing Corruption Charges

The once-feared head of Botswana's Directorate of Intelligence Services (DIS), Isaac Kgosi was arrested at Gaborone's Sir Seretse Khama Airport on suspicion of tax evasion. Kgosi, who had been a spy boss since 2009, was fired by President Mokgweetsi Masisi in May 2018. During his tenure, Kgosi boldly told the parliamentary public accounts committee that, as the spy chief, he is the accounting officer and doesn't report to anyone on issues of operations, not even the president.

Botswana’s former Director of the Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services (DISS), Isaac Kgosi.

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    The Patriot, 8 May 2018

    The appointment of new Director General of the Directorate on Intelligence and Security, Peter Magosi to replace the deposed Isaac Kgosi has sparked widespread mixed reactions from… Read more »

  • Botswana:   We Will Not Appoint Kgosi - Morupisi

    The Patriot, 26 September 2018

    Government has maintained its stance regarding the refusal to employ former Director General of Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) Isaac Kgosi as Senior Private… Read more »

  • Botswana:   Khama Decorates Makgophe, Kgosi

    Botswana Daily News, 26 March 2018

    President Lt Gen. Dr. Seretse Khama Ian Khama on March 26 bestowed the commissioner of Police, Mr Keabetswe Makgophe and the director general of the Directorate on Intelligence and… Read more »


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