Defence forces critical in maintaining peace
EDITOR — The Zimbabwe Defence Forces are critical to Zimbabwe’s sovereignty and maintaining the country’s peace and tranquillity and engaging in other numerous peace time activities.
They are also very useful by way of doing construction and civil works which is critical.
On ZDF day, President Mugabe praised these gallant men and women and noted that they timeously intervene in hospitals, when the regular critical staff have gone on strike and have had to rescue villagers marooned by floods in Muzarabani, Tsholotsho and Masvingo.
We know that the ZDF have assisted in the effective movement of food relief to Zimbabwe’s remote areas and took the lead in the acquisition and movement of food relief to all the country’s 10 provinces moving more than 10 000 tonnes of relief maize.
We commend this work and the projects they have embarked on lately including the construction of Enala Clinic in Tsholotsho, four classroom blocks at Mapani Park Primary School in Chakari, Chasiyatende Clinic in Masvingo, four teachers’ quarters and ablution facilities at Zibomvu in Silobela, among others, will go a long way in helping communities.
To these men and women in uniform, I say good work.
And let’s keep them well fed and clothed as they do national service. Frank Humba, Masvingo IS it the return to form for Caps United’s Devon Chafa, now playing a blinder in the midfield, for the past few games? I have witnessed him. — Lovemore Kashawo
ZINARA your observation that some motorists are not paying for your discs is dead correct but you might be very wrong on the reasons behind the failure to comply. First the Third Party insurances that are a requirement before one can pay for a disc are now beyond reach of many people particularly those owning PSVs. A 15-seater kombi needs $88 for insurance plus $25 for the disc quarterly. This is no small amount of money considering that Honda Fit pirates have virtually taken over most of their routes. Second, your disc fees for bigger vehicles need a downward revision as they are not affordable. Do not forget that most people are now informal traders and it is common that one can go for days or weeks without selling anything to anyone. In most cases people cannot afford both disc and insurance at the same time. Wait and see more and more people will fail to comply. — The truth, Ndex, Mzilikazi.
JAILED dangerous criminals such as murderers, rapists etc occasionally get Presidential pardons. I feel that civil servants such as teachers etc fired on technicalities and who have spent more than five years outside the service should also be considered for gradual/monitored re-engagement. — Phoenix.
ZBC/TV where is the coverage of the Rio 2016 Olympics currently being held in Brazil? — Lovemore Kashawo.