There is a joke amongst sailors that boats named after mother’s and wives is a gesture to keep the peace at home. This may help explain why former Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services (DISS) Director General Isaac Kgosi named the spy agency’s aircraft after the women in his life.
The former DISS boss named the agency’s first Pilatus PC 12 aircraft for his wife Jennifer Kgosi. The turboprop aircraft was registered as JK 1 which is short for Jennifer Kgosi 1.
When the spy agency acquired its second PC 12, it was also named after Kgosi’s wife and registered as JK 2.
Kgosi reserved the biggest honour for the darling of the DISS command Wilhelmina Maswabi who was code named butter-fly. The DISS wasamong 84 customers worldwide that ordered the first batch of the Pilatus PC-24 twin engine business jet which has been under development by Pilatus Aircraft of Switzerland and was only delivered earlier this month. Kgosi named the P100 million bizjet after Wilhelmina Maswabi and asked to have it registered as WM 1.
Wilhelmina is believed to be the biggest beneficiary of the DISS snout in the trough culture under Isaac Kgosi.
She is a former First National Bank teller and an alleged die-hard shopaholic who allegedly exploited her diplomatic status to go on duty-free shopping sprees outside the country.
The landscaping at her house in Block 7 was done by the same company (known to this publication) that tended to DIS offices’ gardens under Kgosi. The Sunday Standard can further reveal that surveillance cameras at her house were on April 12, 2017 ÔÇô replaced at tax payers’ expense by two DIS officers, Allen and Makgowa (surnames known to this publication).
Wilhelmina, who was Kgosi’s intimate confidante, drove the DISS former boss to the Office of the President the morning he was fired.
The current DIS boss, Brig Peter Magosi however had the PC 24 de-registered from WM 1 to DS 1 which is short for DISS 1.
The only DISS air craft which was not named after the women in Isaac Kgosi’s life was The Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander which was the spy agency’s first acquisition. The light utility aircraft was named after David Moilwa the deceased DIS agent who was killed while on duty under mysterious circumstances.