Zimbabwe Defence Forces Conduct Demining Operations


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(Chronicle) In Matabeleland North, the army's demining operations are focused on the Lisulu area on the outskirts of Lupane while in the Masvingo the exercise is centred on Dumisa, Chiredzi. The anti-personnel landmines were planted by the brutal Rhodesian forces to deter liberation fighters entering the country from neighbouring Mozambique and Zambia.

They planted an estimated three million anti-personnel mines between 1974 and 1979 in five major minefields across 850 kilometers of the country's eastern and northern borders.

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Published: Thursday, August 17, 2023

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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