Sigauke, Moyo and 4 others promoted.

by | Apr 12, 2024 | Local News, Politics | 0 comments

Sigauke, Moyo and 4 others promoted.

Nevanji Munyaradzi Chiondegwa

The PRESIDENT and Commander in Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, HE Emmerson Mnangagwa has promoted former Army and Airforce Chiefs to higher ranks,imploring them to serve the nation with integrity.

Fomrer Zimbabwe National Army Commander Lieutenant General David Sigauke has been promoted to the rank of Substantive General while former Air Force Commander, Air Marshal Elson Moyo has been promoted to the rank of Air Chief Marshal.

The Commander in Chief also promoted Major General Chris Mupande to the rank of Lieutenant General, and the other three who have been promoted include Brigadier General Justin Mujaji to Major General while Brigadier Generals Tendai Dzirutwe and Themba Mlambo, have been promoted to the rank of Major Generals.

Commander Zimbabwe Defence Forces, General Phillip Valerio Sibanda, who presided over the investiture ceremony on behalf of HE Mnangagwa implored the promoted army senior officers to serve the nation with integrity and a positive mindset.

“I would like to start by congratulating you all for the promotion. I would also want you to continue serving the nation in that positive mindset even after retirement. Now that you are in another set-up, let this leverage you during your duties. Continue to work hard and motivate junior ranks as well,” he said.

New Air Chief Marshal Elson Moyo, who spoke on behalf of the newly promoted officers expressed gratitude for the recognition, pledging continued loyalty to the nation.

“For all of us, that was not possible without your presence. We are filled with gratefulness, gratitude, and honour. We are geared to continue to save our country diligently. We promise the Commander-in-Chief, His Excellence President Emmerson Mnangagwa, and the nation at large that we shall deliver,” he said.

President Mnangagwa promoted the senior army officers in terms of the Defence Act, which empowers him, in consultation with the Minister of Defence and Commander Zimbabwe Defence Forces, to reward any member for distinguished service or gallant conduct.