Chiwenga, Mohadi sworn in as Zim Vice Presidents


Harare (New Ziana)-President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday appointed General (Rtd) Constantino Chiwenga and Kembo Mohadi as Vice Presidents as he moves to build his administration following his inauguration on Monday.

Chief Justice Luke Malaba swore in the two Vice Presidents at State House to enable them to start serving the country for the next five years.

President Mnangagwa, who won re-election for a second and final term beating main challenger Citizens Coalition for Change leader Nelson Chamisa in the presidential election held last month, witnessed the swearing in ceremony of his two deputies.

VP Chiwenga was still serving in his post to which he was appointed in 2018 while VP Mohadi is bouncing back after he resigned in March 2021 following string of sex scandals.

VP Mohadi had however continued serving as Zanu PF vice president and second secretary.

Speaking to journalists after taking oaths of office, the two VPs pledged to move Zimbabwe’s developmental agenda forward.

“I am here to serve the nation. I have been serving the nation since the coming of the Second Republic and I will continue to do so. We have got our own agenda that we have set for ourselves. We have a vision that we are going to fulfil,” said VP Mohadi.

VP Chiwenga said as the Presidium, they will work to ensure that the government achieves its set targets.

“This is an important day for me and my family but more importantly it’s a big day for our country that we start now a new year which we are going to start with zeal, with energy to build the Zimbabwe we want, in support of our President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his vision which is pronounced to the people of Zimbabwe, Africa and the world that Zimbabwe will be a middle income country.

“We are going to achieve it before the year 2023 and we are going to work tirelessly day and night supporting President Mnangagwa’s vision but for us to do that we want to be in union and peace,” he said.

With the appointments of the VPs, President Mnangagwa is now expected to unveil his Cabinet team soon so that it gets down to work and finish the programs that he started in his first term.

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