Zimbabwe retire and re-assigns Army Generals

Zimbabwean Major General Douglas Nyikayaramba on the left, PHOTO: ZiMetro

Johannesburg, South Africa (ADV) – The Zimbabwean President Mnangagwa recently retired and reassigned four senior military officers to the Diplomatic Service, African Daily Voice has learnt.

The move is said to be in line with the Government’s critical global engagement and re-engagement strategy.

According to a report by The Herald, Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr Misheck Sibanda issued a statement yesterday, announcing that the four are Major-Generals Martin Chedondo, Douglas Nyikayaramba and Anselem Sanyatwe and Air Vice Marshal Shebba Shumbayawonda.

“The Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr Misheck J. M Sibanda, today announced the decision by His Excellency the President Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa, to retire and reassign senior military officers to the Diplomatic Service in line with Government’s critical global engagement and the re-engagement strategy,” reads part of the statement.

“The officers who are set to join the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade pending finalisation of diplomatic consultations are Major-General Martin Chedondo, Major-General Douglas Nyikayaramba, Major-General Anselem Sanyatwe (and) Air Vice Marshal Shebba Shumbayaonda. Government will release accreditation details for each of the four senior officers once bilateral consultations are concluded.”

Dr Sibanda added, “His Excellency the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces thanks the four officers for serving their country with honour and dedication in the Defence Forces, and wish them successful careers in the Diplomatic Service.”

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