Zanu PF appoints new deputy presidents

Many Zimbabweans have welcomed the appointment of general Constantino Chiwenga as one of Zanu PF's new deputy presidents.

Zimbabwe Army General Constantino Chiwenga Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces addresses a media conference held at the Zimbabwean Army Headquarters on 13 November 2017 in Harare. Picture: AFP

HARARE - Many Zimbabweans have welcomed the appointment of general Constantino Chiwenga as one of Zanu PF's new deputy presidents.

The party announced the appointment of Chiwenga along with long-serving state minister Kembo Mohadi to the top post yesterday.

Chiwenga is the Zimbabwean army general who led last month's military operation to persuade Robert Mugabe to step down has been named vice president of the ruling party.

The appointment is seen as a step towards his imminent appointment as Zimbabwe's vice president

It looks like there will be no female vice presidents: before the military takeover it was widely expected that Grace Mugabe would get herself appointed to this position at the ruling party congress.