By Tendai Moyo
President E.D Mnangagwa has commended the good work being done by the Zimbabwe Defence Forces in protecting the sovereignty of the country.
ZDF marks its 40th anniversary today since the attainment of independence in Zimbabwe.
Speaking during his address today, President Mnangagwa said the Forces have shown patriotism and this is commendable.
"We commend the ZDF for continuing to be a people’s Army, a reputation it has built over the years. Thank you, once again for remaining calm and peaceful in the wake of some misguided calls for violent protests and demonstrations by the opposition elements with support from foreign and civil society supporters and backers," President Mnangagwa said.
"To the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, as a nation we take pride in you and we thank you for continuously defending our sovereignty and territorial integrity from all contemporary threats.
"I commend the Zimbabwe Defence Forces for embracing my Government’s Vision of attaining an Upper Middle Income Economy by 2030. In that regard, the ZDF engineers and artisans are engaged in various construction projects to precipitate development of our communities throughout the country."
This year's Zimbabwe Defence Forces day is being celebrated under the theme: ZDF: Celebrating 40 years of Excellent Service to the people.