Constantino Chiwenga, the then Zimbabwe Defense Forces Chief, speaks in a press conference in Harare, Zimbabwe, on Nov. 20, 2017. (Xinhua/Shaun Jusa)
HARARE, Dec. 23 (Xinhua) -- Former Zimbabwe Defense Forces commander Constantino Chiwenga has been appointed vice president and second secretary of the ruling Zanu-PF, Presidential spokesperson George Charamba said Saturday.
Charamba said in a statement that Chiwenga, who retired from the military last week after leading a military intervention that resulted in former president Robert Mugabe's resignation in November, was appointed to the same position together with Minister of Defense and War Veterans Kembo Mohadi.
Mohadi belongs to the old PF-Zapu, which was led by late Vice President Joshua Nkomo who signed a unity accord with then President Mugabe's Zanu-PF to form the united Zanu-PF.
The two's appointments pave the way for them to be appointed the country's vice presidents.