Mnangagwa Fails To Name His VPs Again

President Emmerson Mnangagwa who was this afternoon expected to name his two Vice Presidents during his State Of The Nation Address, has left the venue without making the anticipated announcement.

Mnangagwa made another big speech in which he promises to fight corruption, woo investors and mentioned ways to improve economic growth, but left out announcing who his deputies are going to be.

Mnangagwa last Saturday deferred the much-awaited appointment of his two VPs and made far-reaching changes to the politburo that saw him appoint Major General Engelbert Rugeje the new national commissar and Oppah Muchinguri Zanu PF’s new National Chairman.

There has been speculation that General Constantino Chiwenga who offially resigned last Monday fom the military had been cleared to deputise Mnangagwa, eventually to succeed him.`

Chiwenga yesterday officially handed over the reins to General Philip Valerio Sibanda, marking an end to his 44-year military career. The colourful handover and takeover grand parade was held at Commando Regiment and was witnessed by the Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Gen Chiwenga retired this week after spending 44 years as a soldier, 13 of which he was ZDF Commander.

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