Muchinguri Increases Soldiers Retirement Age To 70 Years

In a surprise move, the Minister of Defence and War Veterans Affairs Oppah Muchinguri has gazetted an extension of the retirement age of army reserves from 65 to 70 years.

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According to the Gazette, the changes will affect the Air Force under Statutory Instrument 17/ 2019 and Army Reserves under Statutory Instrument 18/2019 amending the Defence Act governing the respective reserves.

The effect of the Gazette will allow the Minister, on the recommendation of President Emmerson Mnangagwa to permit a reserve member who reaches retirement age (65 years) to continue serving until 70.

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