President promotes 37 ZNA officers

Brigadier-General Shylet Moyo confers new rank to Lieutenant-Colonel Lydia Mambondiani at the Zimbabwe National Army Headquarters in Harare yesterday. — Picture by Shelton Muchena

Brigadier-General Shylet Moyo confers new rank to Lieutenant-Colonel Lydia Mambondiani at the Zimbabwe National Army Headquarters in Harare yesterday. — Picture by Shelton Muchena

Herald Reporters
President Mugabe has promoted 37 Zimbabwe National Army field officers to the rank of lieutenant-colonel.

They were all promoted in line with Section 15 (1) B of the Defence Act, Chapter 11:02 with effect from February 26 this year.

Speaking on behalf of ZNA Commander Lieutenant-General Philip Valerio Sibanda, Brigadier-General (Administration Staff) Shylet Moyo said promotions came as a result of hard work exhibited during the discharge of duties.

“On behalf of Commander ZNA, let me assertively express that your promotion came as a result of the hard work and tireless efforts you have exhibited during your discharge of duties in various capacities. It is prudent therefore to remind you that being promoted to the rank of lieutenant-colonel is a gesture of goodwill, trust and confidence.

“As military officers, we are there to serve the State as custodians of our Constitution, which has been agreed by the people.”

Brig-Gen Moyo said the newly promoted members were expected to work extra hard to enhance their effectiveness and efficiency in discharging their duties, adding that the higher they rose in terms of promotion the more challenges they faced.

She said the promoted officers should be exemplary as they would be required to represent the organisation in various forums where their presence or words said would be construed as official or the organisation’s position.

The new lieutenant-colonels are Fibion Chitungo, Isiah Chitungo, Camble Sithole, Joyce Derera, Kudzanai Mautsa, Sizani Moyo, Sadiki Maeresera, Snick Nkomo, Regis Mangezi, Lydia Mambondiyani, Lovemore Bvute, Conrade Makazhe, Tasra Jairos, Fungai Mapaya, William Mangwiro, Nomsa Denhere and Austin Chavani. Others are: Lloyd Mutsvangwa, Trueman Mpilo Nkiwane, Collen Mafika, Edward Mataga, Tafirei Masuma, Ossie Mhandu, Simon Mhere, Caston Takawira Munjoma, Whatmore Ziweni, Augustine Ruwambira, George Njagu, Robert Ngundunyamandi, Marko Ncube, Gustuff Marume, Gift Noko, James Mtembo, Kainos Chichetu, Itai Marimo, Gram Nyagadza and Andrewe Kabaira.

Chitungo and Sithole have been immediately assigned with new appointments — Commanding Officer 1 Field Regiment and Commandant Army School of physical training and sports respectively.

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  • Nduna

    What was the criterion for promotion…matching!

  • Simweena Bantu

    Congrats Trueman Mpilo Nkiwane! Kuyabongeka mntakamama.

  • Chikonamombe

    So you can tell one’s tribe by a name, really?

  • Department 6

    NEXT TIME PLEASE ALSO GIVE US THEIR COMMISSIONS!

  • Zunzanyika

    Please, people are given promotion on merit not on tribal line. Why do you have to spoil everything. V.sibanda, and moyo, are all from a minority ethnic tribe,

  • charles mupinga

    Think mathematicaly

  • Marangwanda

    While the promotion of our hardworking members of the Defence Forces is commendable, the critical question one has to ask is whether our currently struggling economy can afford such a mass promotion of 37 Captains to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel especially one considers the perks that come with such promotions such as vehicles, etc?

    • gabarinocheka

      why not these people they repay everything with their very life to make you sleep more comfortably and think about more corruption and stealing

  • Hlahla Hamburamatope

    The schemes is to wood wick the current commanders whose loyalty is LoCaste, Samanyika nditambidzeyi mukombe ndimwe,##changeyamaichemera#