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Mnangagwa launches Zimbabwe National Defence University

by Mandla Ndlovu
16 Nov 2018 at 12:48hrs | Views
 The Commander in Chief of the Zimbabwe  Defence  Forces Emerson Mnangawa on Friday officially launched the Zimbabwe National Defence University (ZNDU).
 
The launch was held at the Rogers Alfred Nikita Mangena Barracks in Mazowe.

ZNDU is intended to be the pinnacle of national defence and security studies in the country.

Speaking at the launch, "President Mnangagwa said there was a need for the institution to address defence, security and strategic challenges in the country
ZNDU enhances the development of human capital in various disciplines in the context of defence, security and protection of our territorial integrity.

"The University must proffer skills, insights, and innovations  that will set the country on a new economic growth trajectory. Defence,  security and strategic studies are part of the curricula in many universities world over. ZNDU must ensure students appreciate the socio-economic, technological and political aspirations of national peace and security

"It is incumbent on the ZNDU to earn the think tank status through solving national challenges. It must guard against plagiarism and fraud."  
The new Vice Chancellor Air Vice Marshall Michael Tedzani Moyo has been  robed as the first substantive Vice Chancellor (VC) of the University. The VC was  presented with the charter of the university.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa commissioned the Rogers Alfred Nikita Mangena Barracks in April.

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.



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