Twenty-three years of no promotion...

Going up: Police during a previous parade
Going up: Police during a previous parade

A police constable, Balobile Kemolatlhe, has lodged a suit against the Botswana Police Commissioner and the Attorney General for having served at low rank without promotion for 23 years.

According to court documents, Kemolatlhe has been with the Botswana Police Service since April 22, 1992 as a constable, which rank he holds today.In this suit, filed at the High Court on July 15, 2015, Kemolatlhe is demanding that he be promoted to the rank of superintendent, with the promotion made effective from 2010. The AG and police were served on July 22 and 24 respectively.

In his founding affidavit, Kemolatlhe explained that after joining the police service he went for a year’s training at BPS College and successfully graduated as a constable in 1993. His affidavit tracks all the stations he has been moved to all the way up to his current station in Lobatse. None of the movements have involved a promotion.

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