Five years later, BDF nurses await their fate

BDF nurses demand overtime
BDF nurses demand overtime

The long-standing overtime allowance legal battle waged by the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) nurses seems far from over as their bosses at the Defence Council appear not to budge an inch, as they continue sitting on the matter.

In 2012, 60 BDF nurses took the former Minister of Defence, Justice and Security, Ramadeluka Seretse and the then BDF Commander, Lt. Gen. Gaolathe Galebotswe to Court, demanding  to know why they should not be entitled to overtime allowances like others.

The case was presided over by Francistown High Court Judge, Phadi Solomon. Seretse was cited as second first respondent while Galebotswe was the second respondent.

Editor's Comment
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