Gen Chiwenga for Zimbabwe Vice President

December 4, 2017
| Report Focus News
Zimbabwe Army General Constantino Chiwenga

Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) commander, General Constantino Chiwenga, is seen standing a good chance of being elevated straight from the barracks to become one of the two vice presidents at Zanu PF’s extraordinary congress scheduled for this month.

At the special congress, Emmerson Mnangagwa will be endorsed as the party’s president and first secretary, in the wake of the decision by Zanu PF’s central committee to recall ex-president, Robert Mugabe from the high pressure office, and have him replaced by Mnangagwa.

While Mnangagwa’s endorsement will be a matter of formality, there is fierce jostling for vacant posts in the party, particularly for the two vice presidents.

More to follow…