Defence Forces

REPORT OF THE COMMISSION OF INQUIRY INTO THE 1ST OF AUGUST 2018 POST-ELECTION VIOLENCE

The report of the Commission of Inquiry into the 1st of August 2018 Post-Election Violence was published on Tuesday 18th December 2018. 

The Commission was established in terms of the Commissions of Inquiry Act by Presidential Proclamation 6/2018, published in Statutory Instrument 181/2018 dated 14th September. The commissioners were sworn in on 19th September.

The full report can be downloaded below.

SI 2018-146 Defence (Regular Force) (Specialist Members) (Amendment) Regulations, 2018 (No. 2)

IT is hereby notified that the Minister of Defence and War
Veterans Affairs, in terms of section 113(2)(a) of the Defence Act
[Chapter 11:02], and after consultation with the Defence Forces
Services Commission, has made the following regulations:
Title
1.These regulations may be cited as the Defence (Regular Force)
(Specialist Members) (Amendment) Regulations, 2018 (No. 2).

President Mnangagwa's Authority for deployment of Defence Forces in aid of Zimbabwe Republic Police

 

In the National Assembly on Tuesday 19th December, Mr Speaker Mudenda made the following announcement:

On the 6th of December, 2017, Hon. Gonese raised a point of privilege concerning the deployment of our security services, particularly the army.  I had promised Hon. Gonese that I would engage His Excellency, the President and come back to this august House to advise accordingly. 

His Excellency the President, through the Minister of Defence, Security and War Veterans has written this letter to inform us: 

Statement by Zimbabwe Defence Forces Commander Gnl Chiwenga - Monday 13 November 2017

STATEMENT BY GENERAL CONSTANTINO CHIWENGA
COMMANDER, ZIMBABWE DEFENCE FORCES
Monday 13th November 2017

Let us begin by quoting the Constitution of this Country particularly the preamble which speaks of “Exalting and extolling the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives during the Chimurenga/Umvukela and national liberation struggles and honouring our forebears and compatriots who toiled for the progress of our country”.

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