Precious Zungu: Joined the army on a whim and loving it

2008-04-25 00:00

Precious Zungu — a receptionist at a hotel along Durban’s Golden Mile who decided on the spur of the moment to join the army during a fun day out with friends at the Royal Show — believes others should follow in her footsteps.

During a recruitment drive at the Chatsworth Family Welfare Charity Fair this week, Zungu admitted that many parents and young women regard a career in the Defence Force as too dangerous.

She has proved the opposite and has come through gruelling basic training with flying colours and has risen through the ranks of the 84 Signal Unit to become an accomplished communications operator.

"I joined because I believe in keeping the peace not in making war. Non-combat units such as this allow women like me to achieve anything they want to. In a few years’ time, I’d like to be the OC [officer commanding]," Zungu said, laughing.

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