Exiled former President of Botswana, Ian Khama has confirmed the arrest of his Head of Security by Botswana’s DISS.
In a statement released on his social media platforms, Khama said his Head of Security was severely persecuted by the DISS.
However, Khama rubbished allegations that his head of Security was involved in criminal activities.
“I have noted with contempt the fabricated story that is circulating on social media about the Head of my Private Security implicating me. It is evident that the DISS illegal and continuing harassment on Facebook is desperation brought about by their blundering and clumsy actions. I would like to clear up the deliberate misinformation of yesterday’s events.
It is true late afternoon yesterday (06/12/2021), my head of private security and one of my security personnel were unceremoniously detained by the DISS, this follows a recent spate of unjustified over-night and illegal detentions of my employees and close friends.
It is false that my security team have implicated me in any illegal activity and that they are providing evidence against me for illegal weapons, cash and contraband because those things do not exist in my possession. As time will tell the public will fully understand what is motivating these false detainments which are designed to intimidate and coerce innocent people and their families into joining a politically motivated state funded witch-hunt against me and my family.
Batswana you need to be patient to allow for the truth to reveal itself, and carefully vet lies and blatant public displays of amateurism emanating from the so called DISS and its wayward and misguided masters. Thank you,” he posted.
Khama escaped to South Africa last month after DISS attempted to arrest him.