Soldiers outclass BDF commander again

Segokgo PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Segokgo PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

FRANCISTOWN: The Commander of the Botswana Defence Force (BDF), Placid Segokgo, is a man on a legal losing streak after being outclassed yet again by his juniors in a High Court matter.

Recently, Justice Tshegofatso Mogomotsi reviewed and set aside Segokgo’s decision to remove 16 soldiers from the delinking exercise for impropriety and irrationality.

According to the background of the lawsuit, in 2012, the BDF over which the second respondent (commander) has superintendence over embarked on an exercise which they referred to as delinking, as part of its retention strategy, developed pursuant to the Presidential Directive CAB 15(B) 2011.

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