This comes amid revelations that army is due to recruit junior officers at Magunje’s 2:3 Infantry Battalion this week.
“We are submitting our certificates including birth, Ordinary level even Grade Seven and a recommendation letter from Zanu-PF local leadership from our wards ” said one youth speaking on condition that he is not named.
Radio VOP reporter visited Karoi town and wittnessed hoardes of the youngsters clutching files that were to be submitted at Hurungwe District War Veterans offices within Zanu -PF offices in the small farming town at the weekend.
Some were coming from rural areas around Hurungwe and other farms surrounding the town.
Sources said the war veterans will submit the names to recruiting officers at Magunje battallion situated about 35 kilometers west of Karoi away.
It is alleged youth officers from Ministry of Youth Development, Indigenisation and Empowerment whose employment is questionable are also assisting in the vetting process.
The army workforce is depleted due to resignations, ill health of some but it is considered a security issue to expose. It was not immediately known how many soldiers will be recruited although some sources say “the army is in massive recruitment drive as it will not do so for the next five years .
The target age is from 18 to 22 years although there will be few exceptions . There was no immediate reaction from the army at the time of writing .