Further your education like Chiwenga, soldiers urged

Gen Chiwenga

Gen Chiwenga

Felex Share Senior Reporter
President Mugabe yesterday urged members of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces to take a cue from their Commander, General Constantino Chiwenga, and further their education to achieve academic excellence.

Gen Chiwenga is a holder of a doctorate degree from the University of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa.

Speaking during the Zimbabwe Defence Forces Day commemorations at the National Sports Stadium in Harare, President Mugabe said Gen Chiwenga came up with a good thesis for his doctorate.

“Kareko vaiita shungu vaingoitawo dzokuita madegree pawo vega asi kune vakabudirira,” he said. “Commander wepamusorosoro vaChiwenga ava ndiDr Chiwenga.

“Vakaita doctorate yakaisvonaka yekuti munoverenga vanenge vachienda kumauniversity. Ndozvazvinoitwa kana waita research yakadaro kumauniversities vanenge vanayowo. Unokwanisa kukumbira kuti chimbotipai tione, ini ndinenge ndirikuita zvakafanana nezvakaitwa nangana. Wokumbira unopihwa.

“Ndomaitirwo anoita research. Kana ivowo pachavo dzimwe nguva vangade kuti research yakadaro izova book chairo rinoprintwa richiverengwa nevazhinji, saka manga musina kumbovati makorokoto. Atova makore ndofunga maviri vaine degree iroro. Tinovimba nazvo izvi zvikuru. Let others follow the example, kudzidza hakupere.”

The remarks by President Mugabe fly in the face of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo, who, without any shred of evidence, has been claiming on social media that Gen Chiwenga did not write the thesis for his doctorate.

President Mugabe, who is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, commended the ZDF for turning the National Defence College into a university.

The university, known as the Zimbabwe National Defence University, had its first graduation last week where President Mugabe officiated.

Said the President: “Asi ndisati ndagara pasi, iro gore rino tapembedzwa navo (ZDF) nechiito chikurukuru chandakavhura musi uno uyu cheuniversity,” he said.

“Vakati havangangorambe chete tava nemakore akawanda kudai ekuzvitonga vasati vava neuniversity yavo yeDefence Forces kwavanodzidzisa zvedefence izvozvo nesecurity pamusorosoro nepfungwa dzakadzama dzimwe dzatinopihwawo nedzimwe nyika dzokuti tive nekubudirira.

“Kuchazobuda vane madoctorare vakawanda, vane madegree epamusoro ekuDefence Forces. Ndakatovamba kare kuvapa mamwe madegree asi vaive vashoma vekuvamba navo chete. Vakanga vasiri voga vana vedu aewa, vakatenge vajoinwawo nevamwe vanobva kunana Tanzania, Namibia, South Africa zvichidaro. So, tinoti makorokoto kwavari.”

The university is inculcating excellence in research, innovation, geopolitical economies, training and leadership developments and inputs into the Zimbabwe National Security Council outcomes of research on issues of national defence and security.

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  • Moe_Scyslack2

    I think Musorobhangu already poo pooed on this PhD. Something about kunyorerwa, remember? Same same nemamwe ekupanana aye from UZ. Or those ones ekuita correspondence from Smith’s jails. 7 degrees and no PHD. Zvakangofanana nekudzokorora Grade 7 ka7 nekuda kunzi uri number hwani.

  • Adie Mhonde

    saka if i request thesis yaDr Amai ndoiwana here?

  • Maonazvngu

    No Moe_Scyslack2 you are wrong there. its different because its seven degrees in seven different fields like History, Economics, Law etc. One can even choose to have ten Masters degrees without a PHD hazvirambidze just like you can have five diferent PHDs.

  • Mhofu Chaiyo

    The way the Gen thinks and acts does not resemble someone with a PHd, seriously! Look at a real academic like Prof Jonathan Moyo ! I do not agree with his views but you can easily see some logic in his way of doing things.

    • Moe_Scyslack2

      Iwe Moyo never achieved anything. Tell me just one. Anomhanyirira kuti professor this and that kuti mumunamate. This guy is a fool. Just like the rest of them Zanuoids.

  • Moe_Scyslack2

    7 degrees and we have fools for leaders. You don’t do 7 degrees and still keep going hoping someday you will hit the g spot. Just a few specialized degrees is all you need really. 7 degrees that are all over the place shows a person who is yet to discover himself. Iwe Mzvinavhu you lie each time you talk about economics and law. I doubt wakapedza O level. Ndiwe Chapanga under a pseudoname. As for PhDs all we have to do is look at Mugabe’s cabinet. It’s full of chronic underarchievers and proven losers. Look at Chombo, Made, Moyo, etc hapana kana nyaya.