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Zimbabwe army commander calls for discipline within ranks

by Staff reporter
24 May 2024 at 08:43hrs | Views
Lieutenant-General Anselem Sanyatwe, the commander of the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA), yesterday presided over the pass-out parade of 1,196 military recruits who completed an intensive eight-month training program at the Recruits Training Depot, Lookout Masuku Barracks, in Bulawayo.

The cohort of recruits comprised 893 males and 303 females. Among the top three recruits, the second runner-up was Echo Nyakuseredza, while Pride Mambara secured the first runner-up position, and Rodney Musundire was honored as the best recruit.

In his address, Lt Gen Sanyatwe emphasized the importance of discipline within the ZNA, highlighting that the army is a professional organization that does not tolerate indiscipline. He urged the recruits to uphold core values such as loyalty, patriotism, and sacrifice, essential for building a strong and formidable force.

Lt Gen Sanyatwe cautioned against engaging in misconduct, stating that those found on the wrong side of the law would face severe consequences as outlined in the Defence Act Chapter 11 of 2002 and related statutory instruments.

He also warned the recruits about the dangers of social media misinformation and encouraged them to seek guidance from their superiors when confronted with such challenges.

Acknowledging the support of traditional leaders in the recruitment process, Lt Gen Sanyatwe expressed gratitude for their assistance in identifying suitable candidates.

Furthermore, he emphasized the ZNA's commitment to gender mainstreaming, highlighting the graduation of 303 female recruits as a testament to the army's dedication to gender equality. Lt Gen Sanyatwe affirmed the ZNA's ongoing efforts to recruit and train female candidates, recognizing their dedication and competence in serving the nation.

Source - the chronicle