Deceit by BDF, DIS 'too much'—Soldiers


The Botswana Defence Force (BDF) commissioned soldiers say the deceit they endured at the hands of the military and the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) was too much to bear and has caused them significant mental anguish.

The 11 soldiers, Mpho Baleseng, Matlhogonolo Kearabile, Timothy Mogatwe, Kaone Matlhosi, Moagisi Buti, Morena Mangesi, Karabo Tsimako, Baeng Ramohobo, Edward Gabaikanngwe, Vincent Motsie and Lesego Mokopakgosi say they were led into the contracts under false pretenses, and that the subsequent realisation of the deceit has caused them significant mental pain.

"The unlawful contracts have deprived us of the rightful benefits and emoluments we would have enjoyed had we not been ferried to the DIS," they said.

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