BDF to establish root cause of escalating murders

Solders PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Solders PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

The Botswana Defence Force (BDF) is concerned about the rising number of murder cases involving soldiers and their significant others, whether they are spouses or girlfriends.

As a result, they are planning to conduct a study to determine factors that may be contributing to the killings. Since 2022, there has been an increase in intimate partner violence or murders that seem to be motivated by jealousy within the army.

This type of violence, often referred to as ‘passion killings', has become too common, which the BDF leadership has expressed displeasure about. Acting commander of the BDF, Deputy Commander Mpho Mophuting, recently appeared before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and stated that the recent killings of BDF members are disruptive and unacceptable, with no justification for such actions.

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