Stella Dimoko Korkus.com: Ex-Army Chief Who Helped Oust Mugabe Sworn In As Vice President Of Zimbabwe

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Friday, 29 December 2017

Ex-Army Chief Who Helped Oust Mugabe Sworn In As Vice President Of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s former army commander who led a military takeover that helped end Robert Mugabe’s 37-year rule was Thursday sworn in as one of the country’s two vice presidents.




Dressed in a black suit, General Constantino Chiwenga, 61, took the oath of office in Harare, pledging to be “faithful” to Zimbabwe and to “obey, uphold and defend the constitution”.

Chiwenga’s ascent to the country’s second most powerful job has further consolidated the military’s power in the politics of the southern African country.

The new president Emmerson Mnangagwa, dozens of government officials, military and police chiefs as well as traditional leaders, attended the event held on the lawns of the president’s official residence.

Chiwenga retired from the military last week, slightly over a month after the army temporarily took control of the country on November 15, culminating in Mugabe’s resignation six days later.

Mnangagwa, who was humiliated and sacked from his job as vice president by Mugabe in November then took over as head of state.

Mugabe, 93, was ousted from power after the military intervened in response to internal feuding and factionalism in the ruling ZANU-PF party over who would succeed the autocratic leader.

Mugabe’s 52-year-old wife Grace had been positioning herself to become the next president.

from citizen

6 comments:

Miss Ess said...

Lucky him

Blackberry said...

General Constantino chiwenga, the name alone makes my blood cold.

Paul Okah said...

''...sworn in as one of the country’s two vice presidents''? Last last,the country go dey alright!

Roseflower said...

He was gently working his way to becoming the president while acting like he only had the country's interest at heart. Now that he has revealed his true intention,it won't be long before he manipulates his way to become the president. I wish him and Zimbabwe well.

Shyla said...

Make I find who I go oust from power to become Vice President or President sef.

Amacastel said...

You said it all

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