Remain resilient, Sibanda urges military

Source: Remain resilient, Sibanda urges military | Daily News

HARARE – The Commander of Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF), General Philip Valerio Sibanda has claimed that there were some detractors who wanted to manipulate the military for their personal gains and urged the military to remain resilient in maintaining peace and stability in the country.

In a New year message statement, Sibanda told the military to be prepared to play a major part in facilitating and supporting the various government programmes aimed at achieving vision 2030.

“Our officers, men and women of the ZDF were equal participants in doing all possible to maintain and promote a peaceful and stable Zimbabwe. This was despite the spirited efforts of our detractors to manipulate the military into doing ‘their bidding’ for their selfish ends,” Sibanda said.

He added that the military should know that the current challenges that are being encountered in the country are a passing phase.

“These challenges are not a good enough reason to lose focus and be ‘taken in’ by prophets of doom who have since independence in 1980 prophesied doom of one sort or another for our country,” he said.

Sibanda added that the defence forces’ focus should be on peace and stability in the country so that development can happen.


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    Ndebele 1 year ago

    I wonder what this General smokes? Does he believe that the people will believe him that the rest of world really envies what he and his cronies have done to Zimbabwe by having a coup and imposing ED, Chiwenga, Mohandi and Shiri on the people? Now the General wants to defend the Financial Mujiba of the Banana Republic – Professor Ncube. We all need to get some of this Binga Best weed so that we too can live in La La land! No bread, no money, no petrol and no medical service – from no leadership.