David Sigauke named new Zimbabwe Army Commander

Lieutenant General David Sigauke has been named the new Zimbabwe National Army commander by country's President, Emmerson Mnangagwa through defence minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri.

HARARE – Lieutenant General David Sigauke has been appointed as the new commander of the Zimbabwe National Army by the country’s President, Emmerson Mnangagwa.

The appointment was made through Defence Minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri.

Sigauke, then Chief of Staff (General Staff), was appointed on Friday to replace Lieutenant General Edzai Chimonyo, who was diagnosed with cancer last month.

“As leader of the ZNA, you are expected to recruit soldiers to implement government programs. They also have the responsibility to ensure the welfare of the armed forces, instilling discipline and loyalty, and empowering them to adequately defend the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country,” said Muchinguri-Kashiri told Lieutenant General Sigauke.

Defence Minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri announced the appointment of David Sigauke
FILE PHOTO: Defence Minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri.

Brigadier General Emmanuel Matatu, who headed the National Defence University of Zimbabwe, is the new Chief of Staff (Administrative Staff).

Brigadier General Sydney Bhebhe, who is retiring, has been promoted to the rank of major general – a longstanding practice in the army.

Major General Kasirai Tazira leaves Zimbabwe Defense Force (ZDF) Headquarters, where he was Inspector General, to take over Sigauke’s former post at Army Headquarters as Chief of Staff (general staff).

Major General Paul Chima is the new Inspector General. Major General Hlanganani Dube remains Chief of Staff (Quartermaster) at Army Headquarters.

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