The Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) Commander Lieutenant-General Edzai Chanyuka Chimonyo has called on Zimbabweans to remain united in spite of the ongoing economic challenges.
Speaking in an interview on Wednesday ahead of the Heroes and Defence Forces commemorations later this month, Lieutenant-General Chimonyo said that he can see light at the end of the tunnel. He said:
People of Zimbabwe should know that we (ZDF) are pillars of Zimbabwe to ensure that there is peace.
… As I speak on behalf of the ZNA, I see light at the end of the tunnel.
We are saying that there is nothing that can defeat us as long as we are united and together, these are difficulties we must overcome.
But there are not difficulties that other countries have not gone through.
As your ZDF, I stand here and beg you let us be united and stand together under these difficult circumstances; we will prevail.
He added that the role of the ZNA in the new dispensation is to defend the sovereignty, territorial integrity and national interest of Zimbabwe. It also must contribute to the maintenance of international peace and stability.