BULAWAYO District Zimbabwe National Army commander Brigadier-General Exsebios Vusa Tshuma last Tuesday bade farewell to troops in the district after being moved to be the commander of Four Brigade in Masvingo.
Brig-Gen Tshuma has now been replaced by Colonel Rantham Moyo.
Speaking during a handover-takeover ceremony at Imbizo Barracks, Brig-Gen Tshuma expressed gratitude to the support he received during his tenure at the helm of Bulawayo District since January 2012.
The ceremony was graced by Zimbabwe National Army commander Lieutenant-General Philip Valerio Sibanda.
In his farewell speech, Brig-Gen Tshuma said officers from the district had remained patriotic and professional during challenging times.
“My task as commander Bulawayo District was also made easier by the excellent rapport that the formation had with the local community. That was especially made possible by our recognition of the role played by traditional leaders like Chief Sigola in upholding our rich African values. Let me take this opportunity to thank Chief Sigola for supporting us particularly by allowing us to conduct training activities in his area.
“I want to acknowledge and appreciate the role played by officers, men and women of Bulawayo District in overcoming the numerous challenges we came across in fulfillment of our tasks during my tenure as commander. Your perseverance, patriotism and professionalism in particular during challenging times, contributed tremendously to our success,” said Brig-Gen Tshuma.
He urged the district to accept Col Moyo’s leadership.
In accepting his new position, Col Moyo promised that he would remain committed in his discharge of duties and endeavour to do all his duties to the best of his ability.
“I feel spiritually and physically humbled by the confidence and trust reposed in me by the commander of the Zimbabwe National Army, Lieutenant General Philip Valerio Sibanda. This he demonstrated by appointing me to be the commander of Bulawayo District.
“I shall endeavour to discharge all my duties to the best of my ability, diligently and effectively. While I understand that the challenges of commanding a formation are greater today than they were before, I look forward to the support of all officers, men and women of Bulawayo District in my effort to overcome these challenges,” said Col Moyo.