Soldier sues BDF commander and wins

Botswana Defence Force (BDF) commander Gaolathe Galebotswe
Botswana Defence Force (BDF) commander Gaolathe Galebotswe

Lately, there have been negative tidings coming out of BDF barracks of soldiers being mistreated by their superiors. Luckily, the courts as mandated by the constitution, will have none of it. Now, after the court ruled in a soldier’s favour, the BDF is going to pay and hopefully review its relationship with its employees, Mmegi correspondent LEBOGANG MOSIKARE reports

The commander of Botswana Defence Force (BDF) Gaolathe Galebotswe yesterday lost with costs a case in which a soldier had taken him to court to review and set aside the decision to remove him from the de-linking exercise, thus reducing his salary.

Under the de-linking exercise, approved in 2011 via a Presidential directive, the salaries of professionals such as lawyers and computer analysts within the ranks of the BDF were removed and raised separately to curb high turnover.

Editor's Comment
Bravo, Matlala JSS for recognising employees!

Last Friday, Matlala Junior Secondary School (JSS) in Tlokweng did just that – they organised an event to honour their teachers and support staff. This gesture is truly commendable, as teachers occupy a pivotal role in the lives of our children.To be completely candid, teachers are the ones who shape our children from a very tender age, investing a significant amount of time in their growth and development. It's not uncommon to hear parents...

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