Court orders DIS to return 'spies' to BDF


Eleven soldiers who say they were fraudulently forced into retirement from the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) by the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) have been declared BDF "soldiers in good standing".

The Lobatse High Court recently declared that the officers, who were trained as soldiers but taken by the DIS immediately after being commissioned, were indeed BDF soldiers and deserve everything enjoyed by their intake counterparts. An order issued by Justice Jennifer Dube states that the purported contracts between the soldiers and DIS were never valid (cannot be enforced by law) and therefore set aside.

"The purported resignation letters to BDF are declared fraudulent, unlawful, and of no effect.

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