SANDF rubbishes Botswana coup report

SANDF rubbishes Botswana coup report

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has denied allegations that it’s involved or has knowledge of a looming illegal military take-over in Botswana.

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Botswana publication Sunday Standard had reported at the weekend that a coup was building up following credible intelligence from SANDF and the United Nations.


The SANDF refuted the claims on Tuesday.


“We are refuting those claims. Our people, we never gave any intelligence to Botswana about a coup. If we have something which has to do with Botswana – we have the channels we going to use,” said SANDF spokesperson, Mafi Mgobozi.


The publication alleges that tanks have been placed near President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s official residence..


“Out of caution General Segokgo (the Commander of Botswana Defence) after informing President Masisi who is also Commander-in-Chief and placed the army of red alert,” the article read.

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