18 people killed by landmines since 2012, ZNA launches community awareness campaign

Speaking during a community awareness campaign at Birchenough Bridge Primary School yesterday, Officer Commanding 3 Engineers Squad, Captain Cephas Muradzikwa said that 18 people have died from landmines in Manicaland Province since 2012. He said that 14 incurred injuries.

As a result, he Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) has launched anti-personnel landmine awareness campaigns in more than 10 schools and public institutions in Chimanimani, Nyanga, Chipinge and Buhera districts. He urged people to notify the police, army or chiefs whenever they come across landmines or explosive remnants of war. He dispelled the myth that red mercury is found in landmines.

More: Herald

The Zimbabwe National Army is the country’s military wing which was established with the role of ensuring territorial integrity, peace, stability and security. The force was established in 1980 after the country attained its Independence from colonial rule. Read More

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Chimanimani is a Town located in Manicaland Province in Zimbabwe. Read More

Manicaland is a province which covers largely the eastern highlands and the south eastern plateau of Zimbabwe. Manicaland is one of Zimbabwe’s ten administrative provinces. Mutare is the capital of Manicaland province. Read More

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