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Magosi joins Wildlife Intelligence Unit

SHARE   |   Monday, 11 April 2016   |   By Staff Writer
Magosi Magosi

Former Botswana Defence Force (BDF) Chief of Staff and Commander of Ground Forces Brigadier Peter Magosi, who was recently fired from the army, has resurfaced at Government Enclave. Sources alleged late Friday said Magosi has been rejoined Government as head of Intelligence for the department of wildlife. The appointment of Magosi has sent shockwaves in the intelligence community and the army causing wide speculation that this development could signal fallout between President Ian Khama and his cabal of friends, and that of his brother Tshekedi Khama, the Minister of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism (MEWT). Speculation is rife that the emergence of another spy unit within government enclave, alongside the Directorate of Intelligence and Security services (DISS) at the office of the President, could rekindle spy wars, which started at the BDF barracks. There are fears in political circles that elements within the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) and at Government Enclave could gain access to the new spy unit set up inside the MEWT and abuse it to launch clandestine investigations against opponents and to infiltrate other factions. Already, it is an open secret that Tshekedi Khama is harbouring ambitions of taking over the presidency after his brother steps down in 2018.