|Security services ready to defend Zimbabwe: Minister|
|Saturday, 12 May 2012 00:00|
Speaking at the inaugural graduation of 31 students from the Robert Gabriel Mugabe School of Intelligence in Harare yesterday, Minister Sekeramayi said the country’s sovereignty was once again under threat from the former colonisers.
“I am glad to point out that our security and intelligence services are equally unrelenting in their endeavour to counter these forces in defence of our independence and national sovereignty.”
Minister Sekeramayi said the core business of intelligence services was to pursue information on threats, risks and vulnerabilities that exist or were expected to come into existence at some point.
“In that context, the skills which these courses imparted to you broadened your appreciation of the dynamics underpinning intelligence collection, analysis and dissemination to the State.”
He told the graduands that attainment of diplomas was the beginning of a long journey in their lives.
Present at the graduation ceremony were Director General of the Central Intelligence Organisation Retired Major General Happyton Bonyongwe and other senior officers from the country’s security and intelligence services.
The course, which targets practitioners in the defence, security and intelligence sector has attracted a lot of interest in the region, with students from various countries applying.
The RGMSI is an associate of Bindura University of Science Education and the graduation ceremony was for the first three intakes of the institute.