The permanent secretary in the ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting, Nick Mangwana has defended the Zimbabwe National Army’s recruitment of medical doctors, pharmacists and radiographers.
Mangwana was responding to a question by MDC Alliance national spokesperson, Fadzayi Mahere who had asked why the army is recruiting doctors, pharmacists and radiographers. She had added:
The medical profession should not be militarized. This won’t end well. #
In response, Mangwana said that was a common practice across the world. He said:
Surely, even you should know that the Army has always had doctors, lawyers and all other disciplines within its ranks from time immemorial and this is not only peculiar to Zimbabwe. It’s good to oppose but not for the heck it.