Zimbabwe’s army Chief Constantino Chiwenga is reportedly earmarked for one of the country’s deputy president posts. According to Zimbabwe Daily News, the army chief is likely going to be elevated to the vice presidency seat during the forthcoming Zanu-PF congress this month. Chiwenga was widely believed to have orchestrated the military take over last month, which resulted in former President Robert Mugabe resigning after 37 years in power. Chiwenga was not named in President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s maiden cabinet despite top military chiefs being included. The report says that at the congress, Mnangagwa would be formally installed as the Zanu-PF party’s first secretary, taking over from longtime leader Mugabe. Mnangagwa on Monday swore in his first cabinet. He said after the ceremony that priority was to revive Zimbabwe’s battered economy.
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