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The arrest of Isaac Kgosi
UNDER HEAVY ESCORT: Kgosi with DIS agents

KGOSI’S ARREST IMPLICATES TWO MINISTERS AND TOP GOVT OFFICIAL

The dramatic arrest of fallen former Director General of Directorate of Intelligence and Services (DIS), Isaac Kgosi has opened a can of worms with potentially far-reaching consequences.

Investigations, which started in earnest on Wednesday following Kgosi’s arrest, is alleged to have linked two prominent cabinet ministers, a high-ranking official from a corruption busting department and a former president to a number of corrupt practices that Kgosi could be charged for.

Kgosi, who was arrested for tax evasion on Tuesday night on arrival at Sir Seretse Khama Airport, was found with documents and electronic gadgets that the DIS and BURS confiscated to be used in their investigations.

When addressing the media on Wednesday, DIS Director General, Brigadier Peter Magosi revealed his agency was making progress in their investigations into the matter.

“We have confiscated some documents and an electronic gadget that we are going to use in our investigations,” said Magosi.

Although Magosi refused to go into details regarding the search that was being conducted at his predecessor’s house in Phakalane, The Voice was informed by a reliable source that during the search, the team found surveillance or spy equipment in the house, which Kgosi was allegedly using to keep spying on the State House and DIS office.

The source added that the search was intensified after Kgosi threatened to ‘topple the government’ at the time of his arrest.

“We want to find out what it is that he might have in his possession that he might use to topple government. It was a loaded statement that cannot be ignored especially from a person of his caliber,” explained the source.

The disgraced former spy boss was kept under house arrest on Wednesday night to be taken to the hospital in the morning for an undisclosed illness before the search continues at his other properties in Sentlhane and Maboane farms, as well as houses at BKT and Extension 11, an inside source revealed.

Meanwhile in a brief comment to this publication at around midday t on Wednesday, he ruffled and troubled Kgosi said, “I am hurt.”

However by time of going to press Kgosi, an army colonel who rose to prominence and power through his close relationship with the former president Ian Khama to become one of the most feared men in Botswana had not reverted back to explain what exactly hurt him.

Instead the only communication The Voice could extract from Kgosi who was locked away for the rest of the day was, “They have not yet found anything, but they are still looking.”

Sources close to Kgosi have however indicated that the former Spy Boss is a ticking time bomb.

“He is a very upset man. I don’t know what he might do if he is pushed further to breaking point. I fear for what is to come,” said one source close to Kgosi.

Efforts to reach Kgosi’s lawyers proved futile at time of going to press.