Zimbabwean Army Put On Standby

Zimbabwean Army Put On Standby
Published: 2016 August 05 04:16:06 (4596 Views)


Zimbabwe National Army Commander Lieutenant-General Philip Valerio Sibanda has warned that the army is ready to deal with any threats following a number of protests against the President Robert Mugabe government.

Lt-Gen Sibanda said insurgent groups were now resorting to cyber warfare, hence the need for the security sector to increase alertness.

“We are already dealing with these threats,” Lt-Gen Sibanda said.

“As an army, at our institutions of training, we are training our officers to be able to deal with this new threat we call cyber warfare where weapons — not necessarily guns but basically information and communication technology — are being used to mobilise people to do the wrong things. We will be equal to the task when the time comes. The most important function, as outlined in the Constitution is to protect Zimbabwe, its people, national security, territorial integrity and to uphold the Constitution.”

“To deal with the important task of protecting Zimbabwe, we have to organise and train the army,” he said.

“We do not train or organise when there is war going on. We prepare and plan for wars before they happen. The major task we are undertaking now is that of training and preparing the army for whatever eventuality the country might face.”

Zimbabwe has been hit by a wave of protests against the Zanu PF led government. The current incident is the anti-bond note march which resulted in a violent clash between police and demonstrators.




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Anonymous user 2016 August 06 13:57:12
You want to kill ur brothers and sisters??.. i pray the Lord to raise up a more evil person to torment and trouble you untill you repent from your evil...
Anonymous user 2016 August 06 05:13:42
Uno trainer vanhu wakatambira here mh*ta?
Anonymous user 2016 August 05 16:03:06
what if u a wrong and the only way to raise our voice is to demonstrate and as citizens we have the ryt to do so

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