Khama extends Masire`s contract

source: Mmegi

Chief of the armed forces, President Ian Khama, has extended the contract of the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) commander, Lieutenant General Tebogo Masire, military sources say.

Masire took over from Lieutenant General Matshwenyego Fisher in 2006. He would have retired this year, having reached the mandatory retirement age of 55. Senior army officers are required to retire at 55.

The previous commanders retired at that age except for Khama who retired at 45 in 1998.

However, according to sources, Khama has extended Masire’s contract by two years.

Masire became one of the BDF’s initial officer cadets in the late 70’s, soon after the army was [continue reading]

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