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Zimbabwe army commander calls for discipline within ranks

Lieutenant General Anselem Sanyatwe, Commander of the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA), yesterday presided over the handover parade of 1,196 military recruits who completed an intensive eight-month training program at the Recruit Training Depot, Lookout Masuku Barracks, in Bulawayo . .

The recruit cohort consisted of 893 men and 303 women. Among the top three recruits, the second runner-up was Echo Nyakuseredza, while Pride Mambara secured the first spot and Rodney Musundire was honored as the best recruit.

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

Lieutenant General Sanyatwe warned against misconduct and stated that those found on the wrong side of the law would face serious consequences as outlined in Chapter 11 of the Defense Act 2002 and related statutory instruments.

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

Acknowledging the support of traditional leaders in the recruitment process, Lieutenant General Sanyatwe expressed gratitude for their help in identifying suitable candidates.

Additionally, he highlighted 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. Lieutenant General Sanyatwe affirmed the ZNA’s continuous efforts to recruit and train female candidates, recognizing their dedication and competence in the service of the nation.

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