My honest response to the spook at BDF HQ

In a recent letter written to this publication, a certain “Lieutenant” Letsholo purportedly from the Glen Valley Barracks has unleashed an onslaught of a deliberate attack on my person with a view to cause doubt on my credibility.

I had decided to ignore this attack because to me it is like a dog barking at a four tonne Simmental bull. Or in military terms that the spook would understand better, it is like firing on an A1- Abrams tank with small arms fire. It does not cause a dent.

Let’s face it, I am the first retired officer to join the media fraternity and this does not settle well with some of the people at BDF. In the past, the Commander has had a cordial dialogue with me on a certain article I authored about a certain unit that is responsible for special operations. I respected his view point on it and stopped writing any further about it. Of course this was to the frustration of my editor. 

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