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Mangwana Justifies Govt Plans To Buy Heavy Weapons From Indonesia

Mangwana Justifies Govt Plans To Buy Heavy Weapons From Indonesia

The permanent secretary in the Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Service, Nick Mangwana, said that the country needs more heavy weapons to capacitate the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF). He tweeted on Monday:

So why do we have a Ministry of Defence if we can’t equip the soldiers? Hanti (Definitely) we need to be able to defend ourselves? #MoreZvombo (#MoreWeapons).

Mangwana’s remarks come after reports by Indonesia’s state media news agency Antara indicated that Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, who was in the Asian country recently, visited the state-owned weaponry industry PT Pindad in Bandung to explore the possibility of arms purchase.

The Antara news agency later repeated the report that Chiwenga was set to visit PT Pindad in Bandung, the Indonesian state-owned arms manufacturing company specialising in military hardware. The news agency said:

Chiwenga will be offered weapons and arms to modernise the Zimbabwean military, as well as other heavy equipment to improve the Zimbabwean mining industry.

Speaking in an interview with The NewsHawks, CCC deputy spokesperson Gift Siziba said the Government should prioritise addressing current economic challenges rather than buying weapons. Said Siziba:

It is worrying that the regime in Harare would want to buy arms as a priority for a country with so many urgent problems when it is not at war.

We are not Somalia. We have relative stability, so the country doesn’t need arms as a top priority.

The real challenge is the economic crisis due to a political situation flowing from a lack of legitimacy for Mnangagwa’s leadership.

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37 Comments

Moses Johnson 1 month ago

Why are we always buying things, if zanupf comrades need weapons to use on the citizens during next year's elections, can they at least buy local


CCC 1 month ago

apa ndihealth minister akuiter zvedeffence ministry


Guru 1 month ago

defending yourself from what and who is your enemy??? ...the economy is busy fighting against you and you r failing to fight against it.. these old feeble minded madalaz should go..just look at their thinking capacity..

vote for change


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magafuli 1 month ago

zvimwe zvino taurwa chiwade wade..nyika yesee toziva kutii zvombo zviriku wuya mmmmmm ma1


People Expert 1 month ago

Zimbabweans are very good at complaining but doing nothing about it.
Hee economy haisi kuita, hee hatina mari heee this hee that.
what are you going to do about it?
if you say mari yauri kuhora haikwani, then why are you still at the job? If you say half a loaf is better than nothing, then stop complaining.

Teachers protested, gvt threatened to take their jobs, then they folded.
Stop complaining. do something about it


Jack Bauer 1 month ago

Asi iwewe zvirikukuitira kani

Jonah chibadura 1 month ago

Don't be naive, people hv no options. Mashoko ako ndeemunh arikudya 3 meals a day

JJ 1 month ago

Tank u Cde nekufunga kudzivirira vana venyu from enemies. Musaterera ve CCC iparty yesimbe dzisingade kushandavabidunga kt kana Chamisa akatonga vachavigirwa sadza vachiswera vari paapp, Shanda kana uchida kuona kunaka kweZim VOTE for ZANU pf


Leee 1 month ago

Iwe usataure nonsense dzakadai wena vana vangani vakapasa o level neAlevel vakagara kumba now mubasa achishaika usati kana zvichikuitira iwewe munhu wese zvinenge zvichimufambira ngaiuye hondo yacho pamwe tingaone rusununguko ende ccc irikutozohwinha

self proclaimed economic expert 1 month ago

You cannot improve an economy without the necessary equipment to defend that economy. Look at the history of every developed contry in existence. They beefed up their military first. We must be prepared to face any threat as we build our nation. We cannot then try to buy weapons after we've been attacked. Also defense is not for known enemies, it is for both known and unknown enemies.


Jonah chibadura 1 month ago

We are talking about priorities boss, we are saying we don't need weapons we want weapons. First address needs tozvoita zvemaweapons later

Mmm 1 month ago

Minister of health gone to buy co_vote vaccine for 2023 election virus outbreak.


BossG 1 month ago

Virbl kartel ndiwe hre wekuUzu kuxool


yimi 1 month ago

they need to defend themselves from who ...... remember the government of Zimbabwe is against Citizens as next year we are voting those weapons they will use them against ordinary people in the country


605.. 1 month ago

improve many things in the country then protect after you have developed.... currently no 1 will attack because they is nothing to attack ..,.. insteady buying weapons without an anemy will cause others to also buy in shock then definitely it will lead to competition of weapons then finally trigger war


putin 1 month ago

musoro bhangu


Mmmm 1 month ago

The fear 😱 of 2023 has put zanupf in panic mode.


Patriot 1 month ago

Yes.... #morezvombo more weapons... Singadelelwa ngaboSatafrika


Chimboti Pizza 1 month ago

Hurumende inofanira kuziva mapriorities mungatenge zvombo nekubhadhara mawar vets munguva yenhamo kudai here, vanhu varikufa nenzara


THE KING FIEND 1 month ago

I thought some people said they are ready for War 😂😂😂


VYBZ KARTEL 1 month ago

Defend the country at all costs from enermies both foreign and domestic


🤨🤨 1 month ago

@stallion unoona kti ka iwewe kana usinga kete kti zvombo zvaka kosha ka zvonetsa kti uzvinzwisise manje enda KU Twitter unovaudza kdaro kwete kungoshora pese pese dai Ari chamisa atenga waidii


Mujibha 1 month ago

In the light of recent developments such as terrorists in Mozambique and America setting up a base close all means necessary must be used to protect Zimbabwe's territorial integrity. We need more equipment such as drones and modern guns in case rebels try to remove the government and disturb peace.


The Rebel 1 month ago

Kkkk so you think even if you buy Zvombo ,they can keep US military to come in Zimbabwe if they want you're dreaming ask the Iraqs who had scud missiles weapons Zimbabwe doesn't have ,did these scud missiles kept the Americans to invade their country kkk

Da Truth 1 month ago

ok kkkkkkkkkkk so you think u can buy weapons to fight America unoreva ma South American countries kaasi kwete USA.America doesn't buy 90. percent of there weapons they GADZIRA VEGA.. Airforce one McDonald Douglas this company manufacturers USA F series fighter jets kwete zvemuno izvo kkkk.Mozotiudza kana matanga Hondo ne America .

Machiavelli 1 month ago

Seriously speaking Zimbabwe doesn't need increased military spending in the midst of economic implosion. We have no current, impending or latent enemies. Regionally, we are at peace with RSA, Botswana, Zambia Mozambique and and all the other countries further afield. Taking the ruling plutocrats assertions, the only countries that they name enemies are the west, who have no inclination to wage a war against Zimbabwe other than arms length economic sanctions.

Instead government should spend more money on sorting out social interventions or infrastructural spending


Machiavelli 1 month ago

Which enemy?
Kunyuka kubvepi?

🤨🤨 1 month ago

URI **** ma enemy anoerekana auya mhani

stallion 1 month ago

ndokutauraka uku

Maveable 1 month ago

Kutenga zvombho instead vamutse ma Company ekuti vana vemuno vaone kurara mushe, zvotibatsirei izvo hondo yacho inobvepi Muno


stallion 1 month ago

good thinking mari iyeyo yaitoita pundutso kwete zviri kuitwa izvo

🤨🤨 1 month ago

Ko kutenga zvombo kune basa rei nhai vanhu vasangoda kutsvaga nyaya pese pese pane nyika isinga tenge zvombo


stallion 1 month ago

zvombo zvinotendwa yes but pane kodzero yekuti kune Hondo . Hazvibatsiri kuti uri baba vemusha wondotenga mapfumo miseve tsimbo apa vana vachirara nenzara chekupfeka vasina . Ipapo hauna waunonetsana naye

ndunge 1 month ago

uu mupei burongo amwe


Tateguru 1 month ago

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