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Edwin Batshu

Edwin Jenamiso Batshu
Minister of Labour and Home Affairs ,
Previous Acting Minister Defence, Justice and Security Government of Botswana
Assumed office
31 October 2014
President Ian Khama
Democratically Elected Member of Parliament, Nkange Constituency Member of Parliament
Assumed office
31 October 2014 ,
First term elected in October 2009
Appointed by Ian Khama
Personal details
Born 21 June 1947
Nationality Motswana
Political party BDP
Spouse(s) Chedza Batshu , (Married October,1973)
Children Freddy Taziba Batshu (Married Keitumentse Maano) ,
Boitumelo Michelle Batshu (Married to Seitibatso Seitibatso),
Baldwin Batendi Batshu ,
Tumelo Edward Ditsebe Batshu
Parents Batshu Mbaka (..1900 - 1991)
Kebawetse Batshu (..1923)
Profession Police Officer,
Member of Parliament,
Cabinet Minister
Religion Christian , Spiritual Healing Church

Edwin Jenamiso Batshu (born June 21, 1947[1]) is a Botswana politician who served in the government of Botswana as Minister of Labour and Home Affairs from 2011. A member of the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP), Batshu is a Member of Parliament in the National Assembly of Botswana and a Member of SADC Parliamentry Forum Executive Committee from 2009-2011; previously, he was Commissioner of Botswana Police from 2004 to 2007.


  • Career 1
  • Parliament 2
  • Botswana Police Service 3
  • Other 4
  • Awards 5
  • References 6



Edwin Batshu is a politician in Botswana. He was elected to the National Assembly in the October 2009 general election, representing the governing Botswana Democratic Party. Batshu was appointed as the Chairman of the Parliamentary oversight Committee on Directorate of Intelligence and Security. Batshu was a Member of SADC Parliamentry Forum Executive Committee from 2009-2011. Edwin Batshu was then appinted Minister of Labour and Home Affairs in November 2011. He was again appointed to the same post after the 2014 General election October 2014 general election, by Ian Khama on November, 2014.

Botswana Police Service

Edwin Batshu joined the Botswana Police Service in 1970 as a constable. He rose through the ranks to be appointed Commissioner of Police in May 2004. Batshu then retired at the age of 60, on the 21 June 2007. Batshu was the third Motswana to head Botswana Police Service since independence, the first being Simon Hirschfeld followed by Norman Moleboge. When he took over from his predecessor, Moleboge he insisted on transforming the police into an approachable community service that looked and perceived the community as clients who had to be served and respected. It was during his tenure that the police service introduced a special constable cadre.


While serving in the service, he studied a number of courses throughout the world. At a point, as Police Commissioner he headed the Intelligence unit, before the formation of the Directorate of Intelligence and Security in 2008. Batshu was appointed to the Customary Court of Appeal as a Judge in October 2007 a position he held till February 2008 when he joined politics.[2]


Batshu is former vice president of Botswana Football Association (1991-1992).[3]


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