UPDATED: Chiwenga, Mohadi swearing-in today

 President Mnangagwa

President Mnangagwa

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President Mnangagwa has appointed General Constantino Guvheya Dominic Nyikadzino Chiwenga (Retired) and Cde Kembo Mohadi as Vice Presidents of Zimbabwe. The two will be sworn-in at State House in Harare today. Acting Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Colonel Christian Katsande (Rtd) confirmed the development yesterday.

“In terms of Section 14,sub-paragraph 2 of the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution, the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, upon assuming office, must without delay appoint not more than two Vice Presidents, who hold office at his or her pleasure,” he said.

“Accordingly, His Excellency the President Cde Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, has duly appointed Honourable General (Rtd) Dr Constantino Guvheya Dominic Nyikadzino Chiwenga and Honourable Kembo Campbell Dugishi Mohadi as Vice Presidents of the Republic of Zimbabwe. The swearing-in will be held at 1000hrs on Thursday, 28th December 2017 at State House, Harare.”

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Gen Chiwenga (Rtd) and Cde Mohadi were last Saturday appointed Zanu-PF Vice Presidents and Second Secretaries. Presidential Press Secretary Mr George Charamba said the appointments were done after extensive consultations.

These consultations, he said, included getting sentiments from the political leadership, war veterans, security arms of Government and traditional leaders. Cde Mohadi was born on November 15, 1949 in Beitbridge. He did his Sub A up to Standard One in Beitbridge, including at Mtetengwe Primary School, before proceeding to Gwanda Primary School for Standard 2.

Rtd Gen Chiwenga

Rtd Gen Chiwenga

He proceeded to Manama High School in Matabeleland South province for secondary education and then to Goromonzi High School in Mashonaland East where he was kicked out while doing Form 3. Cde Mohadi joined the liberation struggle in the early 70s when he left the country for military training in Zambia via Botswana.

He later went to Russia for further training and on his return was attested to a department within Zapu called Zimbabwe Intelligence Services under the command of Cde Ethan Dube but was detained at Khami Prison in 1976 until his release at Independence in 1980.

He was appointed Defence, Security and War Veterans Minister last month. He had served as the Minister of State for National Security in the President’s Office (2015 to 2017) and Minister of Home Affairs from 2002 to 2015. Gen Chiwenga (Rtd) was born on August 25, 1956 in Wedza, Mashonaland East.

He attended secondary school at St Mary’s Mission in the same district before joining the liberation struggle as a 17-year-old and received military training in Zambia and Tanzania. In 1974, he was appointed a member of the Zanla General Staff and rose to become a member of the Zanla High Command as deputy commissar in 1978.

Hon Kembo Mohadi

Cde Mohadi

During the ceasefire period, Gen Chiwenga (Rtd) was appointed to the ceasefire monitoring team assigned to Manicaland in 1980 and later moved to Masvingo the same year. He was commissioned a brigadier on April 16 1981 and within the same year was appointed Commander of 1 Brigade.

In 1984, he was appointed Commander of 5 Brigade and later as brigadier-general based at Army Headquarters until his promotion to major-general, becoming Chief of Staff (Administration and Quartermaster).

Another promotion in 1994 saw him assume the rank of lieutenant-general and Commander of the Zimbabwe National Army on the formation of the Zimbabwe Defence forces. In 2004, Gen (Rtd) took over as ZDF Commander upon the retirement of the late national hero General Vitalis Zvinavashe.

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  • tylerthecreator

    junta government lol

    • Gandanga

      Better than having Marujata as VP.

  • Fada4Life

    This is a clear cut continuation of Dr Robert Mugabe administration

  • Tavaka Zhou

    It was very obvious from the start of the not so coup in November 2017 and flowers have blossomed now.

  • Moe_Scyslack2

    The army takeover is complete

  • Chamunorwa

    We are likely to have another interesting first lady once the current ruler retires. It will be deja vu again.

  • Mtombeni

    Delusional Government.

  • Sandura1

    I have got no problem for now with any political arrangement that excludes Mugabe and Grace.

    • Munopenga Chete

      The destruction of the once vibrant economy of Zim was a collective effort by these guys that today portray themselves as some messiahs and Joshuas to take us to Canaan! Corruption, greediness and power grab at any cost is their hallmark.