Breaking: President names new ZNA Commander

by | Aug 6, 2021 | Local News | 0 comments

Staff Writer

President Emmerson has promoted Major General David Sigauke to the role of Zimbabwe National Army Commander.

Lt Gen Sigauke reads his acceptance speech, as CDF Sibanda and Defense Minister Muchinguri listen on.

He assumes the title Lieutenant General.

Lt General Sigauke was until recently Chief of Staff, General Staff, at the army headquarters.

Lt. Gen. Sigauke

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.