Even before he threatened to topple Government, Isaac Kgosi’s arrest – replete with drama - was already much more than a security and law enforcement operation. It was a political event.
By Richard Moleofe
We have all watched Hollywood movies depicting Federal Bureau of Investigations special agents making arrests in America. Even in movies, those operatives remain as professional as they possibly can. They make the scene look real even though they are just a bunch of actors.
There are many reasons why the Botswana landscape favours conventional media over online platforms. It cannot be denied that online media, especially Facebook and Tweeter are making inroads in how we receive our news updates. The power of online media rests in the instantaneous reporting of the happening as it unfolds before the reporter’s eyes.
There have been growing public concerns about the state of affairs and indeed the direction that DCEC has taken starting a few years back.
The current state of the DCEC in relation to where it ought to be is ridiculous.
The situation has grown pathetic lately.
In our view nothing short of a complete overhaul of the structure will suffice at the DCEC.
Botswana has always been a frontrunner in democratic politics in Africa. This was until 2008 when a former Military General took over the reigns and started undermining Botswana’s status as the shining beacon in a troubled continent.
By Mpho Balopi
New Jerusalem, at least measured from many in its top leadership treats ruling party membership as sewer.
As currently constituted, the New Jerusalem faction of the Botswana Democratic Party is not only dangerous but also rudderless.
The faction wants state power at all cost. And they do not give a damn about the consequences.
The Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services (DISS) has not escaped public scrutiny this week especially on social media that they stage-managed the arrest of the former spy chief, Isaac Kgosi.
Mindful of that sickening and irritating idiom “what goes around comes around”, I had hoped to start the New Year run with reduced despair, great expectations, the highest of hope and, of course, a wish for the world to be kinder to us.
I had hoped that not only Africa but the world would, by end 2018, have noticed that we cannot run away from ourselves anymore.
By Kealeboga Killer Mkhwanazi Jameson