Day: August 14, 2018

Military displays an essential pre-requisite: ZDF

The Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) says military displays are an essential pre-requisite that keeps the forces in a healthy and fit condition. The 2018 ZDF Day came with new displays on parade added to the traditional performances. In all the displays the central message exuded was that of fitness and strength attributes, that Zimbabwe National Army second in command fitness trainer captain Peter Hwarare said are a symbol of the ZDF. Captain Hwarare said fitness is the backborne of the ZDF, a criteria used even during the recruitment process. “As you can see I am the fitness trainer and...

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Military cooperation hailed

The operationalisation of the African Standby Brigade and the SADC Standby Force has seen the Zimbabwe Defence Forces cooperating and exchanging military skills with sister forces from the region and beyond. Defence Forces from the region who attended this year’s ZDF commemorations hailed the military cooperation which equips the forces in line with contemporary national defence and security strategies.    The ZDF is a solid entity that has demonstrated its ability to defend the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. Zimbabwean forces are often deployed in regional and international peace support operations under the auspices of SADC, the African Union as...

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Heroes Darts Tournament ends

Celasio Gunda won the closed singles with Modekai Dheka of Harare winning the open singles at the 2018 Heroes Darts Tournament which ended at Bindura University of Science Education yesterday evening. The tournament followed some intense action at an event graced by elite players from the country’s 10 provinces. One of the major highlights was the closed singles men’s final which saw Gunda of Manicaland overcoming Takesure Gondo of Midlands. In the open singles, national team player Dheka came out tops to assert his readiness ahead of Zimbabwe’s participation at the Zone VI Championships to be held in Malawi...

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Focus on nation building, political actors told

Church organisations have called upon all political actors to focus on nation building and assist in upholding the peace that was brought by the country’s gallant sons and daughters of the liberation struggle.               The voice of the church is critical in nation building efforts thus all actors in the country’s political discourse must preach peace. The voice from the church during a meeting of bishops in the capital called on all to put the elections behind and start the journey forward for the good of the nation. The bishops from different church organisations also applauded the work done by those who sacrificed their lives in liberating the country from colonial bondage. The church has played a critical role in ensuring peace prevails and it maintained its pledge to continue preaching peace, unity and harmony so that the country can quickly start its rebuilding as a one...

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‘Technological advancement key to AFZ operations’

The Air Force of Zimbabwe (AFZ) says as one of the integral unit for the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF), they work hand in glove with the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) to conduct combat operations in defence of the nation. The AFZ said for it to efficiently discharge its duties in its partnership with the ZNA, there is need for technological advancement in aircraft operations by promoting more polytechnic and universities to keep their personnel abreast with the latest communications, engineering and aeronautical technological developments. In a statement for the ZDF Day commemorations, Commander AFZ Air Marshal Elson Moyo said...

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All set for Midlands Agric Show

95 percent of the exhibition space at the Midlands Show Society has already been snapped up by exhibitors casting positivity on this year’s premier trade showcase. All is set for the Midlands premier trade showcase which starts this Thursday with a business day. Midlands Show Society chairperson Augustine Mupakurirwa said more than 170 companies are expected to exhibit at the show, 18 of them first timers which promises the 2018 edition as a show of its kind. Although Mupakurirwa said he was not sure whether farmers would get the green light to bring their cattle for exhibition because of...

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Zim celebrates ZDF’s 38th anniversary

Hundreds of patriotic Zimbabweans across the country celebrated the 38th Zimbabwe Defence Forces Day meant to honour the country’s uniformed forces for their continued efforts in safeguarding the country’s independence and territorial integrity. In Matabeleland North Province, many people thronged Somhlolo Stadium were proceedings began with a march by the Zimbabwe National Army led by the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) band from Lupane Centre to Somhlolo Stadium. Guest of honour at the event, Minister of State for Provincial Affairs in Matabeleland North, Ambassador Cain Mathema delivered President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s speech that saluted the uniformed forces for their...

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VP Chiwenga commends ZDF

Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has commended the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) for their good work both regionally and internationally. He was addressing thousands at the ZDF Day celebrations in Harare today. The ZDF is renowned the world over for their excellent work in various regional and international peace keeping missions. Some of the force’s leading generals today have passed through these international peacekeeping and monitoring missions like United Nations Angola Verification Mission, United Nations Operation in Somalia and several United Nations missions. The Vice President said the ZDF has transformed over the years into a respectable force regionally and...

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ZDF’s contributions hailed

Some diplomats accredited to Harare have praised the contributions of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) towards safeguarding national territorial integrity and sovereignty and towards international duties. They [diplomats] were speaking on the sidelines of ZDF Day celebrations at the National Sports Stadium in Harare today. The diplomats from the SADC region, Africa and the developing world were part of the crowd that converged at the NSS for the celebrations. The DRC Ambassador and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps Ambassador Mwanananga Mawampanga commended the huge role that ZDF plays at home and abroad and was not kind to those who...

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Govt to capacitate youths in agriculture

The government of Zimbabwe through the Office of the President and Cabinet is on an overdrive exercise to capacitate youths in agriculture by providing them with financing and capacity building initiatives to achieve sustainable livelihoods. The first batch of beneficiaries comprise 25 youths drawn from across the country who are heavily involved in agriculture. The initiative was born after a realisation that the uptake of agriculture as a business by young people has remained low and thus needs to be improved by bringing in incentives to attract the youth. “There is more to agriculture than just going into the...

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