Three soldiers from the Zimbabwe National Army have each been sentenced to 15 years behind bars after being convicted of armed robbery, theft and unlawful entry. News24 reports that the three were serving in the 4 Infantry Brigade in Masvingo when they committed the offences between January and July 2021, with the army warning that any of its members caught on the wrong side of the law would face the full wrath of the law. Critics blame the armed robberies involving soldiers and police on a failing economy and a poorly paid army. Unlike nurses, doctors, and teachers, soldiers and police are not allowed to undertake industrial action in Zimbabwe.