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Mnangagwa commissions Nikita Mangena Barracks

by Staff reporter
13 Apr 2018 at 09:51hrs | Views
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has commissioned the Rogers Alfred Nikita Mangena Barracks in Mazowe this Friday morning.

The ceremony was witnessed by the Mangena family which included the widow of the late brilliant ZIPRA strategist, his son and brother, former ZIPRA members of the high command, Vice President Retired General Constantino Chiwenga, Commander Zimbabwe Defence Forces General Phillip Valerio Sibanda, Air Force Commander Air Marshal Elson Moyo and other high-ranking ZDF officers, Chief Negomo and Harare Metropolitan Province Minister of State Mirriam Chikukwa.

The Alfred Nikita Mangena Barracks is the area covered by the National Defence University in Mazowe under Chief Negomo.

The naming of the institution after one of Zimbabwe's gallant military heroes is in line with Constitutional Amendment Number 20 Act of 2013 and Section 23 (1) which requests the State and all institutions and agencies of government at every level to accord due respect, honour and recognition to veterans of the liberation struggle.

The ceremony began with the singing of the national anthem and inspection of a guard of honour mounted by the Presidential Guard, then a prayer from Chaplain General Nyakudya.

Former ZIPRA member of the High Command Retired Brigadier General Mazinyani gave a testimonial of the late son of the soil's training background and great contributions to the liberation struggle.

Part of his military training was obtained in Algeria and other renowned training establishments before returning home to take part in the struggle where he tragically met his death in a landmine explosion.

Source - zbc