Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) Commander, General Philip Valerio Sibanda has hailed the private sector for continuously supporting the Commander Defence Forces’ interaction initiatives with calls for a shared vision in nation building and the transformation of the economy.

General Sibanda demonstrated his shooting prowess and led by example at the 16th edition of the Commander ZDF Executive Interaction Initiative fun shoot event held at 1.2 Infantry non-gallery range in Hwange.

More than 10 teams comprising ZDF officers and civilians took part at the fun shoot.

The ZDF commander, who was captaining team one, led his troops to victory after exhibiting agility, composure and tactical ability.

He then hailed synergies between the army and the private sector, while participants at the fun shoot described the event as thrilling.

Outstanding participants were honoured with Mr Nyorekai Mafurutu emerging the overall winner.

Defence attaches from different countries also took part at the fun shoot.

As has become the tradition, the two day event will also see civilians and the ZDF officers participating in a one day golf tournament.

This year’s Commander ZDF executive interaction initiative is being held under the theme: ‘Transforming Attitudes as the Country Opens up for Business.’