Chiwenga and Mohadi appointed new Vice Presidents

By: 
AP
Source: 
Agencies

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed a former military commander who helped oust former leader Robert Mugabe to a top position in the ruling party, a step toward appointing him as state vice president.

The announcement on state radio Saturday reflects close ties between President Mnangagwa and the military, whose takeover over last month led to Mugabe's downfall after 37 years in power.

State media say Mnangagwa appointed Constantino Chiwenga, who retired as military commander Monday, and Kembo Mohadi, former state security minister, as vice presidents in the ruling ZANU-PF party.

Traditionally, ruling party deputies are appointed as state vice presidents, although it is not legally required. Currently, the president can have two deputies.

After Mugabe's resignation, Mnangagwa became president with the backing of the military and the ruling party.

Category:

About Us

EDITOR
Denis Gwenzi
United Kingdom
Phone & WhatsApp number +44 7710897502
Email editor@zimnewsnow.com
Twitter @ZimNewsNow

DEPUTY EDITOR
Patience Duncan Dubai (UAE)
Phone & WhatsApp +971 52 980 5692
Email editor@zimnewsnow.com
Twitter @PatienceMDuncan

EDITORIAL CALL/WHATSAPP +44 7710897502
EMAIL editor@zimnewsnow.com

ADVERTISING CALL/WHATSAPP +44 7710897502
EMAIL adverts@zimnewsnow.com

Subscriber Login