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Major General David Sigauke is the new ZNA Commander

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has promoted Major General David Sigauke to Lieutenant General where he assumes the position of Commander Zimbabwe National Army with effect from July 30.

He had been the Acting ZNA Commander since the death of Lt General Edzai Chimonyo in early July.

During the investiture at Defense House in Harare, Defense and War Veterans Affairs Minister Oppah Muchinguri said Lt General Sigauke was picked for his unwavering loyalty to country and patriotism.

Minister Muchinguri said the new role that awaits Lt General Sigauke is not an easy and requires one to be ready to withstand the pressures.

In his acceptance speech, Lt General Sigauke thanked the President and the Commander Defense Forces for honouring his effort through the promotion.

“The promotion is a show of trust and confidence. I intend to continue doing that which gave the commanders the faith to trust me with the role.

As I assume the command of the ZNA, I will ensure that I follow the vision spelt out by the Commander Defense Forces,” said Lt General Sigauke.

Major General Kazirai Tazira takes over as Chief of Staff, General Staff.

The President also promoted Brigadier General Emmanuel Matatu to Maj Gen and Brigadier General Sydney Bhebhe to the rank of Major General upon retirement.

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The promotions also resulted in some changes within the organisation.

Major General Kasirai Tazira moves from ZDF headquarters where he was Inspector General to Army headquarters as Chief of staff general staff, Maj Gen Paul Chima moves from Army headquarters where he was Chief of staff administration Staff to ZDF headquarters as Inspector General.

Maj Gen Matatu moves from the Zimbabwe National Defence University to Army headquarters as Chief of Staff Administration Staff while Maj Gen Hlanganani Dube remains at Army headquarters as Chief of Staff quarter master.

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