MASVINGO - The Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) is moving towards imparting greater appreciation of national heritage among its members by giving the opportunities to acquire new knowledge.
This was revealed at a Headquarters 4 Infantry Brigade graduation ceremony where 10 members of the ZNA were given certificates for completing an Executive Guiding Tour Course in National Heritage.
The graduation was done in company with the National Monument and Museums of Zimbabwe (NMMZ).
The course is meant to equip members of the ZNA with deep understanding of national history and heritage as well as to instill values of the liberation struggle.
Speaking at the event, course facilitator and NMMZ southern region director, Lovemore Mandima said the course was critical in helping soldiers improve their understanding of national heritage.
“I am glad to celebrate with our ZNA members who completed this course. I hope that this team will make a difference in the country using their new knowledge,” said Mandima.
Team leader of the course, Sifundiso Ndhlovu said his team was humbled by the support that NMMZ and ZNA accorded them throughout the duration of training.
“As graduates, we are overwhelmed by the support we got from NMMZ and ZNA up to this day. We managed to visit such shrines as Nyadzonia in Zambia and Chimoio in Mozambique. We also had an opportunity to visit local heritage sites like Dlodlo and Matobo,” said Ndhlovu.
He said the course had helped them to appreciate the country’s liberation heritage which included massacres that were perpetrated by the enemy.
“As soldiers, we are the last line of defence for our country so we must guard it jealously against all threats. We must also protect our national heritage sites and pass the knowledge that we have to the next generation. The next generation must be able to acknowledge our gallant history of liberation,” Ndhlovu said.