hustle it out on streets as mahwindi
The Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) has distanced itself from the activities of
its wayward members who seek to supplement their salaries through means that
are unprofessional and outside of the organisation’s mandate, TellZim News can
in the wake of the death of a soldier in an accident at old Croco Motors on
January 10, ZNA spokesperson Col Overson Mugwisi said the duty of soldiers was
to defend the country and not to indulge in unprofessional hustles.
complaint regarding the issue of our members who practice touting and I would
have wanted you to identify those who are doing it for me. As you know, the
duty of soldiers is to defend the country as per the mandate of ZNA,” said
action will be taken against members who are found to be breaking the
guidelines of their professional duties in order to protect the reputation of
feigned ignorance of the death of Lance Corporal Mufaro Jongwe while doing
touting work at old Croco Motors in Masvingo.
well-known tout at the pick-up point, was helping to load a stationary
Harare-bound Bercam bus when he was crushed by the same bus after he ran after
it when it took off.
forward, Jongwe had reportedly hopped onto it but he missed his step twice and
fell on the ground before the vehicle ran over his head.
survived by a wife and two children, was buried on Monday, January 13, in
Vuranda village of Chivi district.
requisite military honours while his colleagues in the touting business also
trooped to his homestead to pay their last respect.
colleague who had mastered the crude requirements of our work. He was a soldier,
yes, but he suffered like the rest of us. The money that junior officers are
getting is not enough so we can’t fault him for trying to find extra means to
fend for his family,” said one distraught tout.
the army are openly practicing touting when they are outside of their
professional work as part efforts to survive the harsh economic realities.
police officers are engaging in pirate taxi business and illegal foreign
currency dealings on the streets.
Police (ZRP) recently released a circular condemning the behavior of some of
its female members in Harare who are reportedly selling their bodies to illegal
gold panners in Mazowe district.