Mnangagwa deploys ex-army boss David Sigauke as DRC ambassador

By Staff Reporter

Former Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) commander Retired Lieutenant General David Sigauke has been named as the country’s new ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The former military boss replaces Johannes Tomana who died August last year.

Sigauke was promoted to ZNA commander in 2021 following the passing of his predecessor and national hero, Lt-Gen Edzai Chimonyo.

He however retired from the army on health grounds in October last year.

President Mnangagwa then recalled Lieutenant General Anselem Sanyatwe who was the ambassador to Tanzania and named him as the commander of the ZNA filling up the post which had been left by Sigauke.

President Mnangagwa also appointed deputy Clerk of Parliament Helen Bangawe Dingani as ambassador to the Republic of Tanzania.

Dingani held the position of Deputy Clerk of Parliament before this appointment and previously served as a deputy clerk at the Pan-African Parliament (PAP).

Visitor Jerry Mutume was appointed Ambassador to the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.

The new deployments were made in a government gazette by the Chief Secretary to President and Cabinet Martin Rushwaya.

“It is hereby notified that His Excellency, the President in terms of Section 110 (2) (i) as read with Section 204 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe, appointed Lt. General David Sigauke as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic Democratic of Congo (DRC); Ms Helen Bangawe Dingani Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to the United Republic of Tanzania and Mr Visitor Jerry Mutume Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Equatorial Guinea,” said chief secretary to President and Cabinet Martin Rushwaya in a government gazette.

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