zimbabwe national army.jpgThe Head of State and Government and Commander -In- Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces President Robert Mugabe has promoted 6 Colonels to the rank of Brigadier and 16 Lieutenant Colonels to the rank of Colonel.


The promotions which were made in terms of section 15 subsection one B of the Defence Act. The newly promoted Brigadiers are James Murozvi, Simpson Nyathi, Eliah Bandama, Emile Munemo, Chancellor Diye and Paul Chima.


In an interview on the sidelines of the conferment of the ranks, Major General Trust Mugoba said the Zimbabwe National Army is trying to address gender balance.


Of the 16 promoted Colonels, four are women bringing to 8 the total number of women Colonels in the Zimbabwe National Army.