Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa appoints former military commander as vice president

Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa appoints former military commander as vice president

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly appointed the country's former military commander as vice president.

Constantino Chiwenga's naming has deepened concerns among some in the southern African nation about the military's close ties with Mnangagwa, who took power last month after Chiwenga led a military takeover. 

The world watched as longtime leader Robert Mugabe, then the world's oldest head of state, was forced to resign after 37 years in power. 

The Zimbabwe Herald newspaper is reporting that Mnangagwa appointed former state security minister Kembo Mohadi as his other vice president. 

 

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