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Zimbabwe: Chiwenga, Army General Who Overthrew Mugabe Sworn In As VP



Chiwenga becomes Zimbabwe’s Vice President.

General Constantino Chiwenga, Zimbabwe former army commander who led a coup that put an end to Robert Mugabe’s 37 years rule was on Thursday sworn in as the country’s vice president.

Naija News gathered that Chiwenga took the oath of office at the presidential office in Harare and pledged to uphold and defend the laws of the country.

Meanwhile, as part of efforts to probe Mugabe’s government, Mnangagwa has ordered arrest of former officials who fled the country when the military toppled the government of the former ruler.

The Standard reports that President Emmerson Mnangagwa would engage the services of Interpol to arrest Mugabe’s allies.

Former ministers Jonathan Moyo, Saviour Kasukuwere and Paddy Zhanda are reportedly the prime targets because of alleged corruption-related crimes.

Naija News gathered that Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) went after Moyo during Mugabe’s era for the alleged theft of Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund money.

It was learnt that ZACC has already arrested four close Mugabe allies namely Joseph Made, Walter Chidakwa, Ignatius Chombo and Jason Machaya.

Home Affairs minister Obert Mpofu disclosed that the government would use Interpol to arrest criminals within and outside the country.

“We are doing everything possible to ensure that those that have committed crimes within Zimbabwe and are outside Zimbabwe are brought to book. If it means engaging Interpol, we will go that route.

“The process is two-pronged, we are looking at the local investigations and outside investigations,” he said.


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