STAFF WRITER 24 May 2017
HARARE – The Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) has dispelled social media
reports that it is recruiting.
Director of army public relations lieutenant colonel Alphios Makotore
said the ZNA has noted with concern the continued abuse of social media
platforms by some criminal elements who are posting false army recruitment
“These false notifications, which are currently in circulation on
WhatsApp, are to the effect that there will be a recruitment exercise by
the ZNA throughout the country’s provinces during the months of May and
June 2017,” he said in a statement.
The false notifications are directing all prospective applicants to report
to the nearest military institutions in Midlands, Manicaland, Masvingo,
Matabeleland South and Matabeleland North provinces.
“The army wishes to categorically make it clear that there is no such
recruitment taking place.
“The criminal elements masquerading as recruitment agents are not
representing the ZNA or any of its members in any way,” Makotore said.
” . . . these notices are fake and false hence they must be dismissed with
the contempt they deserve,” he said, adding that “ZNA . . . does not
recruit through agents and social media”.
“The origins of these fake messages are being investigated and the
criminal elements, once apprehended, will be prosecuted,” Makotore warned.
He said all ZNA recruitment programmes are advertised in the mainstream
print and electronic media.
Prospective applicants then respond through written applications, after
which selections are carried out at designated military camps throughout
the country’s provinces, he clarified.