The Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) has distanced itself from a letter circulating on social media platforms purported to have been written by Commander ZNA Lieutenant General David Sigauke.
The letter alleges that JB Family Electronics, a company operating in Mbare, a high-density suburb in Harare, was an events sponsor and donor of ZNA.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, 5 July, ZNA spokesperson, Colonel Alphios Makotore said the letter was malicious, reckless and irresponsible. Part of the letter reads:
It has come to our attention that a letter purporting to have been written by Commander Zimbabwe National Army, Lieutenant General David Sigauke is circulating on social media.
The letter purports that J Family Electronics which is doing its business in Mbare Township is a regular ZNA and National Events Sponsor and donor.
The illegally operating company further insinuated that the Commander Zimbabwe National Army had authorised it to do business, without hindrance whatsoever.
This is blatantly false, malicious, irresponsible and reckless and should be dismissed with the contempt it deserves.
Everything about the letter is neither genuine nor authentic. This includes a faked letterhead, date stamp, office phone number, signature and the signature block itself.
Col Makotore said no such letter originated from the army headquarters and Lieutenant General Sigauke is in no way involved with JB Family Electronics Trading nor events mentioned in the document.
He said ZNA was working to bring the perpetrators to book and face the full wrath of the law.