Mystery `soldiers` threaten chaos?

source: Mmegi
Staff Writer

A group of anonymous soldiers in the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) has threatened to wreak havoc before end of this month.

The group also claims responsibility for the veldt fires that have swept across the country since August, in a paper circulated to media houses. The fires have ravaged the country’s tourist destinations such as the Central Kgalagadi Game Reserve (CKGR), Tsodilo Hills, National Parks and grazing land.

The group had earlier threatened to derail Botswana Railways trains to cripple its operations during Independence holidays, but their threats never materialised.

Yesterday deputy commander of (BDF) and Commander of the BDF Air Arm Major General Gobuamang Thokwane downplayed the threats, describing them as “unfortunate”.

In an exclusive interview with Mmegi, Thokwane said the threats are empty, but BDF would continue with investigations to determine if perpetrators are from its ranks. He confirmed that a similar document has reached BR and Btv chiefs. “It is difficult to deal with faceless people, very difficult, because as [continue reading]

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