NDF acts against soldier threatening Botswana

18 November 2020 | Local News

STAFF REPORTER



WINDHOEK

The Namibian Defence Force (NDF) has identified a soldier who, in a video shot on a moving armoured military vehicle, suggested the army was heading towards Botswana, as tension remains high between the two countries over border killings.

The killings of Namibians by the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) came into sharp focus recently when four men were shot and killed on 5 November along the Chobe River.

The three Nchindo brothers were buried yesterday at Impalila Island.

‘Here we come’

As civilians of the neighbouring nations continue to threaten each other with violence on social media, the video of a Namibian soldier went viral.

"Botswana, here we come," the soldier is heard saying in the video he seemingly filmed himself.

NDF spokesperson Colonel Petrus Shilumbu yesterday said the content of the video does not represent the official position of the Namibian armed forces.

“Let me assure you that the force is not even heading to Botswana as it is alleged,” he told Namibian Sun yesterday.

“The leadership is not taking this for granted. The individual was identified today and the leadership is dealing with him in accordance with the provisions of the Defence Act.”

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