Pub­lic in­vited to ZNA shoot­ing com­pe­ti­tion

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Ngqwele Dube Sports Cor­re­spon­dent

MEM­BERS of the pub­lic have been urged to come and in­ter­act with mem­bers of the Zim­babwe Na­tional Army (ZNA) dur­ing the Ex­ec­u­tive In­ter­ac­tion Ini­tia­tive (EII) Bu­l­awayo Chap­ter Shoot­ing com­pe­ti­tion sched­uled for to­mor­row at the Im­bizo Bar­racks Range.

Chair­man of the EII, Jab­u­lani Nkomo, said the event is meant to en­cour­age rap­port be­tween the army and civil­ians and prices have been low­ered to at­tract more par­tic­i­pants to the shoot­ing event.

“There was a re­al­i­sa­tion that re­la­tions be­tween ZNA and the pub­lic, par­tic­u­larly the cor­po­rate world, could be im­proved and the shoot­ing com­pe­ti­tion presents a great op­por­tu­nity for that,” said Nkomo.

“The event also al­lows mem­bers of the pub­lic the op­por­tu­nity to de­mys­tify the gun as they han­dle weapons that in­clude AK 47 ri­fle, pis­tols and PKM ma­chine guns.

“The pub­lic will get to learn about the dan­gers and haz­ards of guns, while also be­ing taught about the ben­e­fits of guns, in­clud­ing how to han­dle them and use them prop­erly with­out en­dan­ger­ing them­selves.”

ZNA Bu­l­awayo Dis­trict com­man­der Colonel Ran­tham Moyo said the third fun shoot this year comes against the back­drop of two ear­lier suc­cess­ful events.

He said the two fam­ily fun shoots in­formed the de­ci­sion to hold a third one, which should be the last for 2016.

The event is meant for the whole fam­ily, hence there will be jump­ing cas­tles for kids and disco mu­sic.

Moyo said they had low­ered charges and had bun­dled AK shoots, which in­clude 100m (22 rounds), 200m

(22 rounds), fall­ing plates and gong into one pack­age at a cost of $20.

In pre­vi­ous events, the shoots were charged in­di­vid­u­ally, but this time around only the PKM will be billed sep­a­rately at $5.

Moyo said they hope the lower prices will en­cour­age more peo­ple to at­tend the event.

Par­tic­i­pants will com­pete in PKM ma­chine gun shoot, in­di­vid­ual AK47 Shoot and Fall­ing Plates.

Pre­vi­ous events have at­tracted var­i­ous com­pa­nies and mem­bers of the pub­lic with the win­ners walk­ing away with var­i­ous prizes.

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