Contractor drops P1.5m BDF suit

FRANCISTOWN: A disgruntled contractor has withdrawn a P1.5 million lawsuit he filed against the Botswana Defence Force (BDF), citing shortage of funds to pursue the case.

Joseph Mabutho, a losing independent parliamentary candidate in last year’s general elections, had slapped the BDF with the suit after alleging that he had been short-changed in a bush-clearing contract.

On Friday, Justice Zibani Makhwade ruled for costs against Mabutho, after the contractor said he did not have enough money to pay for attorneys and was withdrawing the matter for now.

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Happy Independence!

We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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