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Zimbabwe’s Ex-Army Chief Named Ruling Party VP – Official

Channels Television  
Updated December 23, 2017
Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Photo: Jekesai NJIKIZANA / AFP

Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Saturday named the former army chief who led a coup that ended Robert Mugabe’s 37-year rule, as one of his two deputies in the ruling party, the presidency said.

Presidential press secretary George Charamba said in a statement, retired general Constantino Chiwenga and long-serving state security minister Kembo Mohadi were appointed as Mnangagwa’s deputies in the ZANU-PF party “with immediate effect.”

AFP