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"Our Army Is The Best, No Need For Security Sector Reforms," - Mutsvangwa

ZANU PF spokesperson Christopher Mutsvangwa, who is also national chairperson of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association, has said there is no need for security sector reforms in Zimbabwe as “our army is the best.”

The opposition has been pushing for security sector reforms accusing state security departments of being biased toward the ruling party. 

Addressing a ZANU PF Press conference in Harare last Friday, Mutsvangwa pledged war veterans’ support to the ruling party. NewsDay Zimbabwe quotes him as saying:

We are delighted as war veterans; we are going to make sure that we support you (ZANU PF). We are also aware that we have a very proud umbilical connection to our friends in the armed forces. We have the best army in the world. We have remained there to make sure that we have the best army in the world. We are always conscious of the role they are playing in defending our nation and making sure that we keep the enemies at bay.

We will not brook those who say there must be security sector reforms, our army is the best. We want to send a very strong warning to the opposition that the boys and girls are back in town.

Zimbabwe National Army spokesperson Colonel Alphios Makotore yesterday refused to comment on Mutsvangwa’s claims. Makotore said:

Mutsvangwa is a politician, therefore, the army does not comment on political issues.

In past elections, the army and war veterans have been accused of helping sustain ZANU PF rule through violence against members of the opposition and civilians.

Army generals are on record stating that they will never salute any president without liberation war credentials.

The army’s top leadership is composed of former fighters in the liberation struggle or those closely related to war veterans and political elites. 

Some military men retire and join ZANU PF as politicians. These include Vice President Constantino Chiwenga who was at the helm of the army when the late former president Robert Mugabe was ousted in 2017. 

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33 Comments

bvananguy 1 month ago

does security sector reform refer to the army only, kikikikiki.
apprehensive, kkkkkkk


Worzell Gummidge 1 month ago

@Ghetto Yut. The security Services/Sector of Zimbabwe consists of the Defence Forces, the Police Service, the Intelligence Services, the Prisons & Correctional Services & any other security service establish by law in Zimbabwe.

ghetto yut 1 month ago

Security sector has everything to do with the ministry of defense and hence the army and air force are part and parcel of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) as important elements thereof

VYBZ KARTEL 1 month ago

😴😴😴Bambo munongobhowesa bato rangu


Majority Rule 1 month ago

Time is the master


Colonel 1 month ago

Mutsvangwa is as mad as he looks.Why drag the army into politics.He is now showing us that the supposedly non partisan army is actually aligned to ZanuPf.


fun time 1 month ago

Hey, what we want to hear you telling us that the army is non partisan.


military me 1 month ago

i wonder if this "best army" has even the simplest air defence technology😭😭😭
Outdated radar system and obsolete technology operating within 40 metres like Bluetooth kkkk shame
Other countries are swimming in quantum physics and mechanics, developing supersonic and hypersonic ICB missiles and u busy bragging ne "best army" yako inotemba nema ancestral spirits🤣🤣
...wake up man ..this is not 1890 or iron age


🙄 1 month ago

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Mandy 1 month ago

kkkkkkkkk hanzi ancestral spirits

Chamhamha 1 month ago

Kkkkkk 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 Bluetooth here vakomana

august 1 1 month ago

45 degrees in the air - best mathematically accurate soldiers


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ZimPatr🇿🇼 1 month ago

The best in terms of fighting opposition political foes, not armed enemies
The majority of the soldiers haven't even touched a simple GPS device, they still do manual tracking, and is under sanctions, even Namibia's army is now ranked better than Zimbabwe's and some cant even remember the last time they fired a rifle. They are effective in dealing with unarmed civilians and morale is low due to poor salaries no soldier is immune to the economic hardships


Da Truth 1 month ago

Going back when Ian Smith left the army as the best in the world .The equipment left back then was state of the art tech .I remember the jet planes at New Seram sp,,,,,,,,.They were the best in Africa .Now kkkkkkk aaaaaaa we have the best brigadier and army General cars in the world .Sks ,Lmg machine guns left behind by Ian Smith .To tell the truth training manual for mortar bomb and artillery papers were left behind by Ian Smith.kkkkkkk the best what varikupona nema robbery vana ku army ne police vapei cash kwete kuukuraberi kwema microphone heeee the best go ku South Africa unoona Ndege ne utano unomusoja wacho unonyara

sekuru zvaita 1 month ago

live the Army alone they've nothing to do with your choice .they protect you from you


Dr Desiree 1 month ago

Best army in the world kkkk which world is this old man talking about? The Zim army has nothing from trucks to fighter. This guy must stop smoking weed. The Zim army is 100 years behind in terms of everything


Worzell Gummidge 1 month ago

Yes, the Zim Army is the best/beast. The best at committing armed robberies using service AK47s while on duty. Something which only happens in Zimbabwe as far as I know. Yes. They are the best at deserting with services pistols & rifles over poor pay & illegally crossing to SA where they commit armed robberies. They are the best at shooting unarmed civilians at a 45 degree angle. Yes they are the best at using military tanks to remove one senile & decrepid old man from power using the nations whole ****nal. They are the best at grooming an incurably Dyslexic General who is still struggling to understand letters of the alphabet & imposing him as vice President. Yes the Zim Army is the best...

sekuru zvaita 1 month ago

do you need samo

sekuru zvaita 1 month ago

re read .you one day you will learn to fight for your self confidence make your life possible

WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 1 month ago

War veteran Ambassador Christopher Mutsvangwa is blindfolded. There is no board or army in the world which does not need reforms at one time or the other. otherwise it shall be redundant at some point.

ZNA members attend ZANU PF rallies where they brandish their AK rifles and shout to the citizens that "AK RIFLE IS MIGHTIER THAN THE PEN". This behaviour must be reformed, Chris Mutsvangwa.

At the time of mayham in Zimbabwe in 2018, women folks were raped by members of the security agents. That must be reformed War Veteran Mutsvangwa.

During the same period many reports of assault from citizens by members of the security agents were received. That must be reformed Ambassador Christopher Mutsvangwa.

NHAI VAMUTSVANGWA, MADII MATAURA NEZVE ZANU PF CHETE. ZVEKU ARMY UKU SIYIRAI VA MAKOTORE.

IZVI ZVAVAKUTODA VACHAMISA MBUNE IZVI.

[VOTE CCC FOR REAL CHANGE].

Yours sincerely
William Sonboy CHINEMBIRI
[THE ORIGINAL BUSH LAWYER].


kj 1 month ago

Best army in the world??? Russia hamusi kuiziva kaim


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

Am not sure if i will live to see tomorrow
living in this world of conflicts and sorrows
bodies lay cold as gunmen strike bold
wicked people works is taking off like an arrow
am not afraid to die...
🇯🇲SIZZLA🇯🇲


VYBZ KARTEL 1 month ago

I'm not afraid to die but to live until death🎷🎺🎹🥁

😂 1 month ago

Best army in the world 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😢 He's just kidding right!


dispenser 1 month ago

best to oppression of poor citizen and opposition parties ,but failing armed robbers


Swagger 1 month ago

Best army kupi kwacho hamuna kana equipment zvima helicopter zve China zvinongodona zvega mudenga,hamuna kana ma drones motudza kuti you are the best.dzakapera hondo dzechi gorilla kwakushanda technology.kwete zvenyu zvema war veterans.


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

Am not afraid to die
I jus wonder what will happen next 😀


mdara Tokki 1 month ago

Munhu mutema is so funny kuganza maningi iye asina kana TECHNOLOGY yaanoziva 😭😭😭


Shinzo Abe 1 month ago

Kkk Mudhara uyu anogwara uyu best army. Ari kuziva here kuti vakomana havachade Zanu


fun time 1 month ago

Cde Chris, you played a pivotal role in ushering in this new dispensation promising the masses great things and real professionalism. You are already prepairing for the next elections. What about the promises you made to the less privileged and the peace loving urbanites? Have we reached the promised land cde?


i 1 month ago

isu zviya mupasirose tiri vechinhamba ani mukugona hondo kwazvo kwazvo



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