Press statement by the Director General of the Directorate of Intelligence and Security

source: BOPA
03 March, 2010

As an organ of Government existing within a democratic framework , whose operations are, moreover, strictly regulated and held accountable by an Act of Parliament, the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) accepts, indeed welcomes the fact that our activities are not above criticism.

We are, however, concerned, that certain misguided elements within our community seem to have made it a habit to slander our organisation with a constant stream of unsubstantiated allegations and innuendos.

In this respect, the DIS has been repeatedly and falsely accused of such heinous activities as extra judicial killings, torture, and spying on political activists, e.g. most recently, carrying out surveillance on some Botswana Democratic Party members.

In the interest of accountability to the public we were established to serve, the DIS finds it appropriate to [continue reading]

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