Just days after the Sunday Standard newspaper received a 5 million Pula lawsuit from South African business and mining magnate Patrice Motsepe, former Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services (DIS) Director General Issac Kgosi has slapped the publication and its Editor, Outsa Mokone with a P4 million lawsuit. Kgosi has, through his lawyer Thabiso Tafila of Thabiso Tafila Attorneys, filed for defamation at the High Court of Botswana. According to court papers, Kgosi is not suing the paper for just one story but a series of articles that he says defamed him. In his filing, Kgosi says that he has suffered severe reputational damage as the articles were calculated to expose him to hatred, contempt or ridicule him by suggesting that he was corrupt, not fit for the office he held, criminal and that he used his influence or position to enrich himself and those close to him unlawfully. As a result Kgosi demanded the publication pay him 4 million Pula, and interest at a rate of 10 percent per year from date of judgement to date of payment. Just like Motsepe, he demands that the cost for the lawsuit be paid by the newspaper. This week, Motsepe’s attorneys submitted that Sunday Standard’s story exposed his reputation to damage that can only be compensated by a payout of 5 million Pula, and within five days from date of the court order, publish an apology on the front-page for seven calendar days as well as on its website.