Marathe urges police to ready for elections


Commissioner of Police, Dinah Marathe has called on police officers to prepare for the impending 2024 General Election.

Marathe made the remarks recently when addressing police officers from No: 2 and No: 10 policing districts in Selebi-Phikwe and Palapye respectively during her ongoing countrywide familiarisation tour of police establishments. She pointed out that the Botswana Police Service (BPS) is an important stakeholder with crucial functions and it is expected to discharge during the run up to the elections and on polling day.

In a media release, BPS’s public relations officer Senior Superintendent, Near Bagali revealed that police Commissioner stated that it was imperative for officers to view themselves as facilitators of the democratic process and strive to deliver credible elections that Botswana is known for. The statement further stated that Marathe encouraged police officers to uphold the rule of law and avoid taking any arbitrary measures that would inhibit the exercise of citizens’ democratic rights.

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