Articles tagged 'zimbabwe national army'

ED goes after rogue soldiers and invites Chamisa, for talks 23 January 2019 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who first swept to power through a popular military coup in November 2017 — yesterday vowed to bring to book rogue members of Zimbabwe's gung-ho military who left a trail of blood around the country during last week's fuel protests. Analysts who spoke to ...
Beatings by soldiers continuing unabated 23 January 2019 HARARE - Rights lawyers yesterday accused the military and police of savagely assaulting 28 people who were receiving treatment in hospital after suffering severe injuries in previous beatings — before going on to detain the victims at Harare Central Police Station. This happened despite Presi...
Army runs amok, 'grabs' more land 24 October 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's gung-ho military will once again have to defend itself in court after being accused of running amok recently and “grabbing” more land for its use — this time from a group of farmers. As a result, the High Court is set to hear how soldiers fired gunshots and teargas at the f...
Proposed salary hike for soldiers 12 July 2018 HARARE - Government is reportedly proposing hiking the salary of members of defence forces by at least 20 percent. The Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) are composed of the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) and the Air Force of Zimbabwe (AFZ). A letter from the Defence Service Commission (DSC) chair...
We will salute Chamisa: ZNA 5 July 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's military will accept the outcome of the July 30 historic election, and will work with the winning candidate to ensure a stable transition, the Daily News can report. [GoogleAd]
Army clears forest of illegal panners 7 June 2018 MUTARE - Soldiers have cleared illegal artisanal gold miners who had maintained a two-decade stranglehold on government-owned Allied Timbers' Tarka Forest Reserve - a commercial pine tree plantation in Chimanimani - in a clean sweep that suggests a previous lack of political will in addressing th...
How crafty ED fooled Mugabe 17 March 2018 HARARE - In his desperation to get his story out, former president Robert Mugabe unwittingly revealed on Thursday how he had long lost control of the army, thus presenting a perfect opportunity for those disenchanted with his rule to nudge him out of power. Read full story in today's paper.  ...
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 taken off the streets 19 December 2017 HARARE – The Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) has withdrawn soldiers from the streets, bringing to an end a five-week operation which led to the resignation of former long time ruler Robert Mugabe, who was replaced by his long time aide, Emmerson Mnangagwa, during the historic political events of las...
Military assumes control of Zanu PF 16 December 2017 HARARE - Serving and retired members of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) were among the most notable winners at an extraordinary congress convened by Zanu PF in the capital yesterday as they emerged with influential party posts. Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) top officer, major general Engelber...
Residents hail military operation 7 December 2017 MUTARE – The Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) operation to restore sanity in the mountainous city has been hailed by residents after the military drove away thugs, rank marshals and touts operating at bus and commuter omnibus termini across the city. It was double victory for the military as some...
Operation restore legacy: Army, police target vendors 4 December 2017 HARARE - A massive joint army, police and council blitz under Operation Restore Legacy will today ignite a possible confrontation with vendors and illegal foreign currency dealers who have trickled back into Harare's CBD. The message was delivered jointly by the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP),...
Army keeps eye on police 28 November 2017 HARARE - The triumphant Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) is not rushing to withdraw all its forces from the streets even as the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) assumes its full responsibilities in the wake of isolated acts of vengeance targeting allies of former president Robert Mugabe. In a joint...
Army intervention lawful: High Court 25 November 2017 HARARE - Judge president George Chiweshe has said the takeover of government by the army, which culminated in president Robert Mugabe's resignation, was lawful. This comes after two citizens approached the High Court arguing that the army's intervention was necessary on the basis that Mugabe c...
New twist to Mugabe dairy 'bombers' case 23 September 2017 HARARE - The case of two suspects accused of attempting to bomb President Robert Mugabe's Alpha Omega Dairies has taken a new twist after the duo told the Constitutional Court (Con-Court) that they are members of the Military Intelligence unit. Senior army officials Charles Mashava, the direct...
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 ...
Gushungo Dairies coup suspects indicted 1 June 2017 HARARE - Four suspects allegedly caught attempting to bomb Alpha Omega Dairies will now stand trial on treason charges after the Prosecutor-General's office served them with indictments yesterday. Owen Kuchata, 34, Zimbabwe National Army corporal Borman Ngwenya, 30, Solomon Makumbe, 29, and an...
Army disowns chicken-stealing 'soldier' 31 May 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) has disowned Rushmore Nyamutata who was convicted of stealing four chickens. Nyamutata was sentenced to 10 days or to pay a $50 fine at Mutare Magistrate's Court on May 24. “...Nyamutata ceased to be a member of the ZNA in 2014, having been discharg...
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...
Outrage over Mbalula remarks escalates 28 April 2017 HARARE - Scores of Zimbabweans have reacted angrily to South Africa (SA)'s Police minister Fikile Mbalula's statement that Zimbabwean soldiers were the ones perpetrating most crimes in his country. Politicians and the generality of the people fear Mbalula's remarks could trigger xenophobic att...
Gushungo Dairies 'bombers' case drags on 4 April 2017 HARARE - A bid for freedom by four suspects reportedly caught attempting to bomb Alpha Omega Dairies — popularly known as Gushungo Dairies — has been dismissed after the State indicated that indicts for the trial to be heard by the High Court were still pending. The quartet — jailed president ...
Gushungo dairies 'coup': Suspects apply for further remand refusal 27 October 2016 HARARE - Four suspects who were reportedly caught attempting to bomb Alpha Omega Dairies yesterday applied for refusal of further remand, accusing the State of infringing on their right to be tried within a reasonable period of time. Jailed president of the Zimbabwe People's Front political pa...
Gushungo bomb suspect acquitted 11 May 2016 HARARE - A Zimbabwe National Army corporal accused of attempting to bomb Alpha Omega Dairies was acquitted yesterday with the magistrate questioning why one of the army bosses, whose name featured prominently throughout the trial, was not brought to testify. Borman Ngwenya was acquitted on “Po...