By Tobias Mudzingwa
President elect and Acting Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa has encouraged the Zimbabwe National Defence University to open its enrolment to the civilian population, saying this will strengthen approaches to national security issues.
Cde Mnangagwa was speaking during the graduation of thirty four officers who were undertaking national defence course number 6 of 2017.
The President also urged the university to fully utilize the innovation incubation hub at the university to research on contemporary political, socio-economic realities and proffer solutions to the country’s national security and territorial integrity.
The graduates included those from Tanzania, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, China, Malawi and Nigeria.
Speaking on behalf of the graduants, Colonel Calvin Chiyangi of the Zambian Army pledged to use the acquired knowledge from the course for the benefit of their respective countries.
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