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Zimbabwe In Embarrassing Outing At Russia’s Army Games

Zimbabwe In Embarrassing Outing At Russia’s Army Games

Zimbabwe’s military capabilities have been brought under the spotlight in Russia, where it is competing against 30 other countries at this year’s edition of the International Army Games.

The games are being hosted at the Alabino training range as part of the 8th edition of the games, reported

The Zimbabwe team is participating in the games for the first time in two years.

Zimbabwe National Army’s (ZNA) Crew recently competed in the tank biathlon which involves military tanks moving across a field and taking out targets set tens of metres away through its barrel or fume extractor.

The ZNA Crew 1 in Division 2 competed against Iran, South Ossetia and Mali in the tank biathlon and took almost double the time taken by the other three teams.

According to CNW, there was a crash at the tank biathlon on Sunday morning as the Iranian crew crashed into the Zimbabwe crewed tank, forcing them off the track.

Then the Zimbabwean team had to be assisted by the Russians after it failed to communicate with its commanders on their last lap. Said CNW:

And there was another technical fault in the race as the Zimbabwe team was unable to communicate with their commanders/spotters which resulted in a Russian technician having to fix the problem on their last lap.

Commenting on the development, journalist Hopewell Chon’ono said this should be a wake-up call for the army to focus on military issues and not politics. Chin’ono wrote on Facebook:

Latest Update from the army games in Russia;

Our boys in uniform continue to do badly at the army games in Russia according to the latest update.

This shouldn’t surprise us because when the politics of a country is wrong, and the State is parasitic, nothing will ever work.

I would have liked our boys to do well at these games because it would have spoken into how safe we are in the face of aggression.

I believe that the Zimbabwean army would have done well with the right training and focus.

I hope this is a wake-up call to all concerned that our army needs to focus on military issues and not politics!

The political crooks use the army to shoot at unarmed civilians and to instil fear into the opposition, yet here we are, it is failing to deliver on army things.

The State media is quiet because there is nothing uplifting to report about, and the irony of using the army against unarmed civilians must be weighing heavily on all concerned!


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ED 1 month ago

asi hamuzvizive kuti ndri****

Hizi Ekisarenzi 1 month ago

ai wiru teru thi Ami TU shuti thi aniamudhi sivhiriyenzi if ai ruzi ini twendi twendi thirii

Izih iznerasike 1 month ago

Tahw Era uoy gniyrt ot yas. 😂 😂

Duduzani 1 month ago

According to this article it seems there was a subbortage somehow because Zimbabwe do not carry tanks to Russia.

@Duduzani 1 month ago

they were shipped man/woman

Gwedu 1 month ago

As long Zimbabwe army is used to kill un armed civilians pane chozikanwa here pahondo. They lost their dignity kare kare...they will not defend Zimbabwe during an attack. They are used by zanu for a wrong purpose. Fighting civilians, killing civilians, kunoti tsve oooh wezera uyo ku ma mi Ra badzi. Zimbabwe army lost dignity...they are reluctant for real duties but to support zanu programs. They are no longer have that mindset of being true defenders. Support unit far much better in terms of security, even in using a gun...non sense soldiers!!

Nonsense 1 month ago

So if you can effectively operate modern equipment at the Military Games then you can defend your country.
Apa back home hauna modern equipment yacho!!!

LOGIC 1 month ago

that's because we are using outdated tanks..... obviously the tanks in RUSSIA are new and technologically advanced than the ones we have in here....

Army Things 1 month ago

The problem with Hopewell is that he thinks he is an expert on all matters.Winning medals at the International Military games has nothing to do with a country's ability to defend itself. Countries which have been involved in wars are likely to do better in terms of tactical awareness and handling of equipment such as thanks.

@Army Things II 1 month ago

You see, physiologically and medically it is a proven fact that as one gets older more brain cells die, and unlike the liver cells, they don't regenerate. Hence reduced mental function s is typical in ZANU geriatrics who cling to power in spite of reduced mental faculties. The same applies to this medical subject called @Army Things, who labours under the misconception that one has to be an expert in order to be critical.

It is my considered opinion that @Army Things should be sent for Psychiatric Assessment without delay as he may prove to be a danger to society at large.

@Army things 1 month ago

stop talking nonsense

1 month ago

reporting what is happening can not be a problem ✏️

Kule Dhambi 1 month ago

@Army Things, chokwadi hachina basa kuti chataugwa nani. vakomana vari kumakisa. Simpuu

Commander Mbudzi 1 month ago

Arny Things gara pasi wachembera

Kinzhal missle 1 month ago

They probably didn't have time to train how to use all that equipment they were given for the competition... here in Zimbabwe we still use some T-34 tanks used in would war 2.

😎 1 month ago

world war 2 🤣🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂

𝒦ℐ𝒩𝒢 𝒜𝒟𝒪ℰ 🤴🏼 1 month ago

😂😂😂 worse world war 2


MuPfungwe Chaiye 1 month ago

Vachibva ikoko uchaona mbwende idzi dzakuedzera zvombo pamacivilians asina kana rekeni rayakabata nxaaa

The King of Serpents 1 month ago

Taura hako iwe, vachapedzera stress dzavo dzekukundwa patiri😢😢😢😢


I was not our fault it seems brother Hopewell dose not understand all the signs were written in Russian for example щешявы means forward

@William 1 month ago

baba symbols and signs works at army

thrasher 1 month ago

I highly dout kuti they label things in slav for a game consisting of different nations

Jimalo Jenarari 1 month ago

Chatoziva kubaya macivilians atinenge tichitandanisa with our guns aimed at an angle of 45 degrees in kneeling position🤣Nekuzvambura chembere pakupu. Basa chairo hapana chozikwamwa. Hanzi we are the best army in Africa kkkkk.

The King of Serpents 1 month ago

😂😂😂😂😂😂 Best anti-civillian army maybe.

Major 1 month ago

Dayi vakaisa ma targets eCCC, ZNA yaiita number one.

Gafa 1 month ago

Zvonyadzisa basa kuuraya ma fellow unarmed civiliance fools and their Zanu party

Job sikhala 1 month ago

problem munongosvibisa zita renyu and lack of understanding cz is rewriten in English hanz the lranian crew clash into the Zimbabwean crew so who was wrong,apa imi moti zimbabwean crew was wrong ivo vachitokunda veku lran hre

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