The Zimbabwe Defence Forces have been challenged to focus on research on issues relating to national security.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony of Junior Staff Course number 74 students at the Zimbabwe Staff College this Friday, the Minister of Defence and War Veterans Affairs, Cde Oppah Muchinguri Kashiri called on members of the ZDF to continue researching on issues relating to national security to keep abreast with new security trends.
“Asymmetric warfare and terrorism are some of the topical contemporary challenges that require new and sophisticated strategies to overcome. You are the last line of Defence and the citizenry looks up to you to decisively deal with threats of any nature to the country’s existence.”
Minister Muchinguri-Kashiri also pledged government’s commitment to improving the welfare of members of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces.
“On its part, the government of Zimbabwe will continue to support the Zimbabwe Staff College to enable the institution to achieve its vision to become and remain the leading centre. Lack of adequate and suitable accommodation and disposable incomes are seriously being looked into.”
The Course had 107 participants drawn from various units, formations and bases of the Zimbabwe National ARMY and the Air Force of Zimbabwe.
However, other students were excluded from the course due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.