SSG retirees tussle employer over unpaid dues

Empty promises: The retirees allege that the BPS has been making promises to pay their dues since
Empty promises: The retirees allege that the BPS has been making promises to pay their dues since

Botswana Police Service (BPS) retired officers are in a legal tussle with their former employer over unpaid allowances almost 25 years after embarking on an official mission.

The nine ex officers, Tshenolo Kgaswane, Kgosietsile Malope, Otlaadisa Aabone, Tlamelo Ntabeng, Benjamin Barupi, Israel Keitumetse, Lindie Sebele, Elly Eshibaa and Tshotlo Majagoba who were all employed under the Special Support Group (SSG) are accusing the police service for failing to fulfill its promises of paying them their earned overtime allowance for a mission they participated in between 1996 and 1997.

The mission was commissioned by the former officers to help in the north of the country to eradicate the cattle lung disease. In the retirees’ court documents, they allege that the BPS has been making promises to pay their dues since and even after calling them individually in February 2018 instructing them to lodge their claims.

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