No BDF commander, or defence minister

BDF parade
BDF parade

The Botswana Defence Force (BDF) commander, Major General Gaolathe Galebotswe, skipped the graduation ceremony of a new group of privates on Thursday, as they were unveiled after a six months training programme at the Sir Seretse Khama Barracks.

There Minister of Justice, Defence and Security, Ndelu Seretse, was also conspicuous by his absence. Instead the new soldiers were welcomed by retired Major General Bakwena Oitsile, also the chairman of BDF Retired Members Association.

It is the first time that the newly graduating privates were not welcomed by the minister and the commander. There was not a single cabinet minister at the ceremony.

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