Zim President commissions Namibians cadets

Sharon Kavhu

ZIMBABWE – President Robert Mugabe yesterday commissioned 136 Officer Cadets, including five Namibians,  who graduated at the 33rdRegular Officer Cadets Course graduation ceremony at the Zimbabwe Military Academy (ZMA) in Gweru, Zimbabwe.

Addressing graduates and Zimbabwe Defence Forces senior officers and generals, the Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, President Mugabe said Zimbabwe and Namibia enjoyed cordial relations that have seen Namibian cadets enrolled at ZMA for the past seven intakes.

He said the cooperation between defence forces of the two countries also enhanced security in the Sadc region.

“In light of our cordial relationship with the Republic of Namibia, the ZMA has for the past seven intakes enrolled a number of Namibia’s cadets to train simultaneously with our own cadets.

“This co-operation between defence forces enhances security in our two countries and the Sadc region,” he said.

President Mugabe also commended the resilience of the 29 female officer cadets who graduated among the 136 officer cadets yesterday.

He said their participation bolstered government’s efforts for gender equality in all spheres of operation

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