Defence & Security News - Zimbabwe
|Monday, December 23, 2013 09:55 AM|
|Zimbabwe has bought new military equipment including trucks and armoured vehicles.|
The government of Zimbabwe has bought new military equipment, raising fears of a looming clampdown, according to the Zimbabwe Independent newspaper. This latest equipment forms part of an assortment of military trucks, armoured vehicles and anti-riot gear, purchased over the past 18 months.
The total active manpower of the Zimbabwe Army is around 35,000 personnel, including the Para-military forces with the Police Support Unit, People’s Militia and Police Force.
Sources in the security sector told the Zimbabwe Independent this week government has of late been buying equipment for the security sector, which now plays a critical role in propping up President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF in power, which includes anti-riot gear and equipment, trucks and armored vehicles.