Sunday, December 3, 2023

Armed forces accused of fraud

The Directorate of Intelligence and Services (DIS) and the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) are facing questions about ethical lapses after the High Court declared some of their administrative decisions fraudulent.

This comes amid revelations that scores of DIS officers joined a class action relating to back pays that was launched by the spy agency’s more than 300 officers a few months ago.

The fraud charges against DIS and BDF stem from reports that some members of the army who are cadet officers who had been seconded to the spy agency did not enjoy the same benefits in terms of payment structure and progression and promotion as their counterpart at the BDF.

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