JUST IN: Security forces have role to play, President

Felex Share and Nyasha Mlambo
President Mnangagwa has exhorted the country’s security forces to use the skills and knowledge they are acquiring in various training programmes to build the Second Republic.

Officiating at the graduation ceremony of 66 officers under Joint Command and Staff Course Number 31 at the Zimbabwe Staff College, President Mnangagwa said everyone had a role to play in the Second Republic.

“I am confident that this course has adequately equipped you so that you find future appointments surmountable as you play your role, with determination, in the building of the Second Republic,” he said.

President Mnangagwa expresses his gratitude after being gifted two sheep.

“I am confident that this course has equipped graduands with the requisite skills to proficiently carry out their constitutional duties. I challenge students to use the knowledge they acquired during the 46 weeks of this course. It is incumbent on you all to deepen and sharpen the execution of your skills in relation to staff procedures, logistics, leadership, command, geo-political studies and military technology. The tactics in both conventional warfare and low intensity operations, United Nations peace support and peacekeeping operations among other subjects which students were exposed to, will be useful in the broader duties officers may encounter during their career responsibilities.”

Joint Command and Staff Course Number 31 began in January with 67 students but one failed to complete the course. The students were drawn from the Zimbabwe National Army, Zimbabwe Republic Police, Air Force of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services and the President’s department.

Other participants came from Botswana, Malawi, Tanzania, Swaziland, Zambia and South Africa. President Mnangagwa said synergies with Sadc member states are commendable.

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