Articles tagged 'zna'

Soldiers bash Byo kombi staff for overcharging 24 January 2019 BULAWAYO - Kombi operators in Bulawayo yesterday reported their staff being bashed by soldiers for charging $2 bus fare. The soldiers were allegedly demanding that the kombis reduce their fares to $1 or park their vehicles. Witnesses from Sizinda, Tshabalala and Nketa Mnyoro told the Daily ...
ZNA claims abducted soldier was fired from army over sex scandal 2 December 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) has said Elliot Piki — who was allegedly abducted from his home last Sunday afternoon and suddenly pitched up at the official probe looking into the August 1 killings on Tuesday — was not a retired army colonel but a senior officer dishonourably discharge...
DRC war survivors want compensation for trauma 17 October 2018 HARARE - Ex-Zimbabwean soldiers who fought in an expensive civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo two decades ago have appealed to Defence and War Veterans minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri to help them to get compensation for trauma as well as the gruesome deaths of their colleagues there...
From guns to politics: Chiwenga's story 4 June 2018 HARARE - Dressed in camouflage, a black beret and with his epaulettes all over his attire, the then commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) Constantino Chiwenga was stern, stiff and looked stressed on a warm afternoon last November. He waved the country's Constitution, and warned that t...
Chamisa dares military 20 April 2018 HARARE - MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has appealed to the military — which played a key role in the ouster of former president Robert Mugabe last November — to withdraw from villages in order to ensure free and credible elections. This comes amid reports that the army has deployed over 2 000 sold...
Zimbabwe National Army swindled 24 March 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) has dragged a company that it contracted to repair its radio test equipment and failed to deliver after being paid $103 000. According to court papers, the applicants are Defence and War Veterans minister Constantino Chiwenga and commander of the ZNA E...
'5 000 soldiers deployed to rural areas' 18 March 2018 HARARE - Opposition leader Ambrose Mutinhiri has told an election observer team from the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) that regional bodies should deploy military personnel to observe the forthcoming elections alleging over 5 000 soldiers have been deployed to rural areas. Muti...
ZNA commander in property wrangle 4 February 2018 HARARE - A company owned by the commander of the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) lieutenant general Edzai Chimonyo has filed a $327 000 lawsuit against a firm that failed to meet its side of the bargain in a deal involving the sale of an immovable property. According to papers filed at the High C...
Soldiers terrorising Nkayi villagers: MDC 27 January 2018 BULAWAYO - Some Zimbabwe National Army members camped in Nkayi North's Gwelutshena have been accused of unleashing havoc and terror attacks on villagers in wards 3, 4, 5 and 6, Welshman Ncube's MDC has said. Leonard Mhlanga, the MDC Matabaleland North chairperson said soldiers are terrorising ...
'Security sector reforms done' 4 January 2018 MUTARE - The redeployment of senior army generals into the government and Zanu PF constitutes the reformation of the security sector. This is the conclusion that has been reached by the MDC's secretary for security, Giles Mutsekwa. [GoogleAd] Mutsekwa, a former Home Affairs minister and ...
'Soldiers must return to the barracks' 16 December 2017 HARARE – Civil society organisations have said members of the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) must return to the barracks, further calling for the setting up of an independent body to investigate reports of civilian abuse by soldiers. Soldiers are still in the streets following a takeover of gove...
Army set to campaign for ZANU PF 16 December 2017 HARARE - The ruling Zanu PF will count on the army and traditional leaders for its campaigns in the 2018 harmonised elections. “We are going to campaign for Zanu PF along with our army, which is the best in the world and also traditional leaders,” said war veterans' chairperson, Chris Mutsvang...
Forensic nurse testifies in rape trial of Lt Col 31 August 2017 HARARE - Prosecutors yesterday called to the stand a forensic nurse in the rape trial of lieutenant-colonel Rangarirai Kembo. Kembo has been charged with first-degree rape and sexual abuse of his maid. In their opening argument, Lt col Kembo's defence lawyers said that there was no physical...
Army justifies eviction of 200 villagers 18 July 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) has justified its eviction of 200 villagers from Lazy Nine Farm in Banga Village, Shurugwi South saying the area is a military protected area. “The area is an officially gazetted cantonment area as stipulated under the Government Gazette Notice No. 802...
Chicken-stealing ex-soldier back in court 7 July 2017 MUTARE - An ex-Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) officer — recently fined $50 for theft of four chickens — was back in the dock yesterday for the theft of 11 road-runners. Rushmore Nyamutata, 25, was convicted on his own plea of guilt by magistrate Tendai Mahwe. He was fined $50 for each of the ...
Fraud-accused soldier gets bail 9 June 2017 MUTARE - A Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) officer on trial over $59 000 theft has been freed on $350 bail after engaging another lawyer. Tsungai Mazani, whose case was thrown into disarray after his lawyer Macleen Mahaso was arrested for failing to renew his practicing licence, was remanded to J...
Army dispels recruitment rumours 24 May 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) has  dispelled social media reports that it is recruiting. Director of army public relations lieutenant colonel Alphios  Makotore said the ZNA has noted with concern the continued abuse of social media platforms by some criminal elements who are postin...
Sacked army couple sues commanders 17 May 2017 HARARE - A married military couple that was dismissed from the force after the wife fell pregnant before serving her first three years has dragged army commanders to the High Court challenging the sacking. Nester Chidembo and Emmanuel Masendeke are suing Zimbabwe National Army commander Philip...
War veterans maul Mugabe, Chiwenga 4 May 2017 HARARE - Angry war veterans yesterday vowed to escalate their attacks on President Robert Mugabe — setting themselves up on a collision course with military boss General Constantino Chiwenga, who earlier this week warned Zanu PF factions over their continued public brawling and attacks on the non...
Army roped in to fix bridges 17 March 2017 HARARE - The Transport ministry has engaged the army to assist in the reconstruction of bridges washed away by rampaging floods, Parliament has been told. This comes as torrential rains have swept away five bridges along major highways across the country. The destroyed bridges include Nkank...
Outcry as army wear is banned 29 December 2016 HARARE - Opposition parties, civil rights activists and social media warriors have laid into the military for invoking the Defence Act to curb the wearing of camouflage clothing by members of the public, as the controversial fashion trend gains increasing popularity in the country. This follow...
Army comments trigger concern 27 October 2016 HARARE - The unusual statement by the army this week that the government should deal more decisively with corruption, by aggressively pursuing public officials implicated in graft, has fuelled fears that Zanu PF's succession wars have become even more intractable — and that service chiefs are now...
Chingwizi villagers flee into mountains 5 August 2014 CHINGWIZI - Thousands of Tokwe-Mukorsi villagers are now living in the bush after they deserted Chingwizi holding camp following violent clashes with the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA). ZNA deployed soldiers at Chingwizi on Sunday, who reportedly beat up villagers before destroying their tents f...
Army captain in $25 000 salary scam 2 May 2014 HARARE - A soldier, who is accused of manipulating the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) salary schedule by deducting $2 from each of his colleagues, has approached the High Court seeking to stop court martial proceedings. John Mambewu, a captain in the ZNA and attached to the Information Technolog...
Soldier batters pregnant wife over relish 14 January 2014 BULAWAYO - A Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) member is in trouble after he was arrested for severely assaulting his pregnant wife who had served him sadza with vegetables instead of meat. Francis Ndlovu, 27 stationed at the ZNA Air Defence regiment in Kwekwe and residing at Queens Park West in Bu...