Retired Soldiers Sue BDF

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Retired soldiers have filed a suit against their former employer, the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) and the Attorney General as the legal representative of the army and Ministry of Justice and Security.

This allegedly comes after the army decided to move BDF’s Pension Fund in 2001, 2002 and 2003 for members of the BDF who joined the force before April 1, 2001 to a new pension in terms of the Botswana Public Officers Pension Fund (BPOPF) a decision that the retired soldiers are not pleased with.

Close to 200 retired soldiers and other serving officers have filed a suit through their attorney, Monthe Marumo & Co. The suit states that it is “illegal and unlawful contrary to the provisions of the BDF Act and its regulations for their pension to have been transferred”.

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