Zimbabwe's economic crisis has compromised the effectiveness of its military with old aircraft, cutting soldiers' food rations and rising debt. A top general has warned that this has become a threat to national security, saying soldiers may fail to defend the country in the event of a major attack.
From left, General Constantine Chiwenga, Major-General Douglas Nyikayaramba and President Robert Mugabe (file photo).
Zimbabwe: Army Dismisses 'Instability' Messages
New Zimbabwe, 6 October 2017
The Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) has distanced itself from messages circulating on social media alleging it is concerned with the escalation of tensions in both the ruling party… Read more »
New Zimbabwe, 26 August 2017
President Robert Mugabe Saturday boldly told his army boss to clean his "own dirt" as he went on to berate the country's police force for their "evil" deeds during roadblocks. Read more »
A battalion of soldiers started beating up police officers who fled and took shelter in nearby shops in Harare. Although it is not clear what may have instigated the rampage, ... Read more »