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Zimbabwe soldiers warned

by Staff reporter
02 Dec 2023 at 10:22hrs | Views
Chief of Staff Major General Hlanganani Dube delivered the warning at a graduation parade of 335 soldiers who completed various courses at the Zimbabwe School of Infantry in Mbalabala yesterday.

"The army has no place for anyone who abuses drugs and substances. Anyone who is found guilty will be discharged from the army instantly as it has greatly affected the youths of our nation," said Major General Dube.

The graduates comprised 14 junior officers, 320 non-commissioned officers, and one warrant officer. They were drawn from different formations and units within the ZNA, except for 10 who were from the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Service (ZPCS).

The parade was accompanied by the army band and the sound of feet stomping on the ground, as the soldiers expressed their appreciation to their instructors and the school.

The soldiers looked happy and proud, yet also fierce and ready to defend the country if need be. They received their certificates and marched on the parade ground with discipline and teamwork.

Major General Dube said he was impressed by how the courses had prepared the graduates both mentally and physically for war time challenges. He said the drill they had undergone was important because it developed alertness and self-control.

"To the graduates, the skills and knowledge you have acquired will now be tested at your units and formations as you carry out unit field training exercises and as you deploy on operations. Remember, the confidence of a frontline soldier is drawn from the effectiveness of the fire support available," said Major General Dube.

Source - The Chronicle