The winds of change are blowing in Zimbabwe and they are blowing hard. The latest to be hit by the winds of change include General Constantine Chiwenga who was Commander of Defence Forces together with police commissioner Augustine Chihuri who have tendered their resignations thereof.
This was followed by several promotions of defence forces personnel and refilling of vacancies left by the others.
Below is a full statement of the latest promotions
The Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Dr M.J.M.Sibanda, has
announced the following promotions and appointments in the Zimbabwe Defence
Forces by His Excellency the President, Cde Emerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa:
1) Promotion on Retirement
Air Marshal Perrance Shiri has been promoted to the rank of Air Chief
Marshal on retirement.
Major General S. B. Moyo has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant
General on retirement.
Major General Engelbert Rugeje has been promoted to the rank of
Lieutenant General on retirement.
The three remain part of the National Reserve Force.
2) Appointments on Promotion
Lieutenant General Philip Valerie Sibanda has been promoted to the rank
of a full General, and assumes the post of Commander Defence Forces
(CDF). Before this latest promotion and appointment, Lt. General Sibanda
was Commander, Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA).
Ambassador Major General Edzai Absolom Chanyuka Chimonyo has been
promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General, and assumes the post of
Commander, Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA). Before this latest promotion
and appointment, Major General Chimonyo was on secondment to the
then Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Zimbabwe's Ambassador to the United
Republic of Tanzania, with multiple accreditation to the Republics of
Burundi and Rwanda
Air Vice Marshal Elson Moyo has been promoted to the rank of Air
Marshal, and assumes the post of Commander, Airforce of Zimbabwe (AFZ).
Before this latest promotion and appointment, Air Vice Marshal Moyo was
Chief of Staff, Joint Operations and Plans at the Zimbabwe Defence Force
3) Promotions to the rank of Major General Brigadier General David Sigauke Brigadier General John Chris Mupande Brigadier General Paul Chima Brigadier General Hlanganani Dube
4) Promotion to the rank of Air Vice Marshal Air Commodore Jasper Garikayi Marangwanda
5) Movements in the Zimbabwe Republic Police. Commissioner General of Police, Dr Augustine Chihuri started his leave on 15 December, 2017, pending his retirement from the Service. Deputy Commissioner General Cde Godwin Matanga has been appointed Acting Commissioner General of Zimbabwe Republic Police.
6) Retirement pending redeployment General Constantino Guvheya Dominic Nyikadzino Chiwenga is set to retire pending redeployment.
All the promotions and appointments are with immediate effect.
Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet 18/12/17.