The Zimbabwe National Army is embarking on a massive recruitment this week a move that has been mocked and condemned.
Regular Officer and Cadets Medical Cadets are being sought. It is not clear how many people are to be recruited countrywide.
The exercise said to be on this week.
Gwanda resident Association official Bekezela Fuzwayo said recruitment spree was ‘funny' but warned people to be prepared.
He wrote "Very funny but scary our government is recruiting more soldiers into the army and air force plus more police but retrenching teachers, nurses and doctors!
"The army, air force and police are always first to get paid their salaries and bonuses, got the best equipment and vehicles compared to schools and hospitals.
"Rastas say "big tings are gwan" to say big things are coming. Am I right?
Below is the recruitment notice
Regular Officer Cadets
Age. 18 to 22 years for Advanced level holders
Age. 18 to 24 years for diploma and degree holders
Educational Qualifications. Three Advanced Level passes with a minimum of 6 points. A
degree or higher diploma is an added advantage.
Candidates have to pass an officer selection before training.
Members are commissioned by the President on completion of the cadet course
Educational Qualifications Candidates
accepted for undergraduate degree training by recognized universities are recruited.
Age. Age 18 to 25 years.
Members are commissioned by the President on completion of medical training.
General Duty (GD) Soldier
Age. 18 to 22 years
Educational Qualifications. Five Ordinary Level passes, including English Language and
Mathematics at Grade 'C' or better.
Recruits will undergo 6 months Basic Military Training. They passout as Private soldiers.
Age. 18 to 30 years
Potential Officers undergo a 6 months Basic Officers Course (BOC).
They are commissioned on successful completion of the BOC.
Medical: Recruits are to pass a medical examination administered by an Army Medical
Height and Weight: Average height for candidates is 1.7m. Their weight should be a
minimum of 57kgs.
Vetting: Candidates are thoroughly security screened for suitability.
DO YOU WANT TO JOIN?
Recruitment into the ZNA is a continuous process. Advertisements for all recruitment
categories are placed in the media.Applications are to be forwarded to the following address:
The Army Recruiting Office
P. Bag CY7720
- Enclosed in the letter should be a stamped self-addressed envelope, 3 passport size
- photographs and certified photocopies of the following:
- Birth Certificate.
- National identity card.
- Educational / professional certificates.
- Recommendation letter from previous
- headmaster or community leader.