Chiwenga Appointed Defence Minister

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed Vice President  Constatino Chiwenga the Defence and War veterans minister .

General Chiwenga at a conference held at the Zimbabwean Army Headquarters on Monday. Photograph: Jekesai Njikizana/AFP/Getty Images

According to a statement issued by the acting chief secretary to the President and Cabinet, Justin Mupanhanga,Vice President Kembo Mohadi has also been assigned to oversee the National Peace and Reconciliation  ministry.

Chiwenga was also yesterday sworn in as the country’s first deputy Vice President.

He was the commander of the Zimbabwe defence Forces before he was retired to take up the Vice President’s position.

Chiwenga was the leader of the coup which pushed the former head of state Robert Mugabe out of power last month.

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