RIP General Merafhe

Yesterday morning the nation woke up to the sad news that one of its illustrious sons has passed on.

The former Vice President and the first commander of the Botswana Defence Force, Lieutenant General Mompati Merafhe, passed away yesterday morning after a long illness. Merafhe served in the public service for more than four decades.

He started his career as a constable in the then Police Mobile Unit (PMU) in 1960 and was appointed the BDF commander at its inception in 1997.

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