Ticking clock in retired soldiers’

Peanuts: Ex-soldiers currently contending their measly pension benefits  PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Peanuts: Ex-soldiers currently contending their measly pension benefits PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

With ex-soldiers currently contending the measly pension benefits plight they face after exiting the military before court, time is of the essence for President Mokgweetsi Masisi-led administration as they seek to now ‘right’ past wrongs. Time is indeed a big factor as Masisi begs for it, the time his government says former president Ian Khama had but failed to use both as a soldier and commander-in-chief, Mmegi Staffer MOMPATI TLHANKANE follows the issue

Thousands of former soldiers are languishing in poverty and have long felt the weight of their new reality with paltry retirement packages. With a government largely unprepared to meet their needs, the ex-military personnel are suing those responsible for putting them in these incredibly stressful situations when they moved their pension benefits to the Botswana Public Officers Pensions Fund (BPOPF) in 2001.

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Editor's Comment
Respect public institutions Mr Pres

Leaders must uphold the rule of law and ensure justice, but Masisi’s remarks raise serious concerns on the separation of powers and the independence of the justice system.Masisi’s claim that he personally instructed authorities not to handcuff Khama, regardless of the legal circumstances, undermines the principles of justice and equality before the law.As Head of State, Masisi should respect the judicial process and avoid interfering in...

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