ZIM Parliament Summons ZNA Bosses Over Rising Robberies

The Zimbabwe parliamentary portfolio committee on Defence, Home Affairs and Security is set to summon Zimbabwe National Army bosses over rising cases of armed robberies.

The decision to summon the ZNA Bosses comes after 2 soldiers were shot dead at Chadcombe when they attempted to rob a house of an ex-detective, Joseph Nemaisa.

Gwanets a member of the committee on defence forces confirmed that he intends to meet the commanders so as to talk about the issue.

“I have been communicating with the Chairperson of the committee (Retired Brigadier-General Levi Mayihlome), and we intend to call in the commanders so that we get to understand what could be the motive.

 

We know it is going to cause a lot of talk among parliamentarians and society as a whole, but we are saying we cannot just look and watch as things unfold like that and we will sit as a committee to try and find out what is going on and what could be the solution to that problem,” he said.

 

Gwanetsa believes that poor remuneration could be a major factor pushing members of the security services to commit violent crimes.

 

The country has witnessed several armed robberies involving serving members of the military, with some of the crimes committed by soldiers on duty.