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ZNA Colonel Leaves Service Penniless

ZNA Colonel Leaves Service Penniless

Former Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) Director Ordinance, Colonel Shakeman Terrence Chizengwe, retired from the military penniless after he refused to go through a disciplinary hearing.

Chizengwe chose to leave the service without terminal benefits after years in the military to avoid General Court Martial.

While the facts regarding his dismissal remain unknown, Chizengwe had two options at law.

He could either have gone through prosecution or retired without benefits.

The ZNA said Chizengwe chose to retire without benefits after he filed a High Court application insisting that he had rights to a pension.

In his opposing application, Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) commander General Philip Valerio Sibanda argued that Chizengwe did not deserve a pension. Sibanda submitted:

Sight must not be lost of the fact that this matter is borne out of Chizengweโ€™s acts of misconduct โ€ฆ More curiously, he does not deny that he was facing credible allegations of misconduct.

He does not deny that the recommendation that he be subjected to a General Court Martial trial was justified.

He has no problem with the fact that the proceedings were held in confidence, which thus protects his integrity through non-disclosure of the facts and allegations forming charges of misconduct he was facing.

Sibanda said Chizengwe was offered an extension of six months in employment if he wished to undergo a court-martial.

He said the former colonel declined the offer but Chizengwe told the High court that he was forced to retire.

More: NewsDay

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5 Comments

Chizengwe 2ย months ago

worry not abt my pension affairrs
ini ndakaba kudhara nguva yaMugabe
hiw we managed to loot using Operation Maguta,Command Agriculture
timba ugute
i set a pace in my life got 2 farms which are into tobacco,horticulture,beef,chickens
3 houses in Harare
my 2 kids are on scholaship

ko ndichadeiko
plus pension yacho its 19000 per month which is 70usd


Chawabvunza 2ย months ago

This article is saying CHIZENGWE was discharged without a pension, but personally I think that he got his gratuity, last monthly salary and leave day's pay because this was his money which he had already earned.

[ VOTE CCC FOR REAL CHANGE ].


Da Truth 2ย months ago

As a former soldier unenge wakodzonga dendende renyuchi kkkk ukaenda ku CCC zvikazikanwa unobvamborwa saka they don't disclose the truth not for povo ndo Shoko ravo bcz zvinozo buritsa deep division in the inner circle bcz Zi rank iri rinogadzwa na President kkk saka ma sports acho I mazino like nguva ya Major Muhlope 4 brigade 2006 akakuza chinja pa 41 Infantry battalion pamasoja Apo zvikatyisa akanzi kumba na Bobo kkkkk ok ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ†˜


shaya dzembongoro 2ย months ago

haiwawoo masoja haana kana dhiri tsitsi dzekutambisa tichivanzwira tiribe


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