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The Chief of Staff General Staff, Major General Kasirai Tazira handing over a shield to a winner during the prize giving ceremony of the Chief of Staff All Comers Shoot at Cleveland Range on 10 March 2023.

The Commander 1 Infantry Brigade, Brigadier General Josphat Kudumba chatting with Botswana Defence Force Commander 2 Brigade, Brigadier KM Kgaswanyane along Shashe River on 07 July 2022.

Doctor Mathias Mabvuure Mukona assessing an eye patient at Mt Darwin District Hospital during Exercise Route II in October 2022.

The Zimbabwe Defence Forces troops mounting an 81mm Mortar during Army Games in Russia in August 2022.

Sergeant Musungate Rumbidzai and Corporal Muchetwa Egifa attending to visitors at the ZDF Cultural Exhibition Stand during the Army Games in Moscow, Russia in August 2022.


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Training Described as Barometer of Measure to Combat Readiness


Shelon Mudhara 

The Chief of Staff Quartermaster Staff, Major General Hlanganani Tapson Dube has described training as the barometer through which the Army measures its combat readiness. Major General Hlanganani Dube made the remarks while officiating at the Demonstration of a Static Brigade

Administrative Area (BAA) exercise held at Mushandike in Masvingo recently.  

Mushandike, a 4 Infantry Brigade Training Area located 30km South of Masvingo, was a hive of activities from 10 to 14 April 2023 as troops and military vehicles criss-crossed the area in playing out the exercise code-named “Operation Lion Hunt” 

Addressing troops after a tour of the exercise area, Major General Dube said such a training exercise was the perfect platform to proffer solutions on shortcomings observed from previous campaigns.                                                   

Headquarters 4 Infantry Brigade conducted the exercise as per the Commander Zimbabwe National Army 2023 Training Directive. The exercise benefited soldiers of the hosting formation and students from major training establishments such as the Zimbabwe Staff College, Zimbabwe Military Academy, All Arms Battle School and Zimbabwe School of Infantry. 

The BAA is a major training exercise on the ZNA training calendar and each year formations are given turns to host the event. The event attracts all General and Senior Officers from Army Headquarters, formations and units in the ZNA.