Mnangagwa reshufles Zim Army; Names close ally as new ZNA Commander

Lt Gen. Sigauke who was serving as Chief of Staff in the Army replaces the late Lt Gen Edzai Chimonyo who died last month after long illness.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed Lieutenant General David Sigauke as new Commander of the Zimbabwe National Army.

Lt Gen. Sigauke who was serving as Chief of Staff in the Army replaces the late Lt Gen Edzai Chimonyo who died last month after long illness.

Meanwhile, General Philip Valerio Sibanda remains the Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces and the national defence organisations.

One of Zimbabwe's influential papers The Herald has reported that Brigadier General Sydney Bhebhe has moved to the retired list as a Major General.

Lt Gen Sigauke widely considered as close ally of the President's promotion has seen a general reassignment of other senior army officers.

Major General Kasirai Tazira moves from Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) headquarters, where he was Inspector General, to Army Headquarters as Chief of Staff general staff.

In turn Maj Gen Paul Chima moves from Chief of Staff administration staff at army headquarters to ZDF headquarters as Inspector General while Maj Gen Matatu moves from the Zimbabwe National Defence University to Army Headquarters as Chief of Staff administration staff.

Maj Gen Hlanganani Dube remains at Army Headquarters as Chief of Staff quartermaster.

Additional Reporting by The Herald