President Emmerson Mnangagwa has promised better pay and conditions of service for the country’s armed forces. The President said that his government was going to reintroduce the ‘Military Salary Concept’ after noting that the soldiers were not immune to the effects of the stuttering economy.

Speaking at the 39th anniversary of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces Day, Mnangagwa said

Ladies and Gentlemen, my administration remains committed to improving the conditions of service of our armed forces.

My government is aware that our Defence Force is equally affected by the economic difficulties faced by the general citizenry. Efforts are at an advanced stage to reintroduce the Military Salary Concept.

We shall equally expedite the construction of accommodation facilities for the armed forces.