Major-General Anselem Nhamo Sanyatwe is set to give up the command of the Presidential Guard elite army unit after his promotion by President Emmerson Mnangagwa recently. Santaywe gained notoriety in 2017 when his unit allegedly took centre stage in the putsch that pushed President Mugabe out of power.
In 2018, it was the Presidential Guard which was deployed in central Harare on August 1 to put down post-election protests. The army shot and killed six civilians on the day, and wounded dozens more.
According to a ZimLive report, Major General Sanyatwe and his counterpart, Military Intelligence Commander Thomas Moyo who was also recently promoted, will relinquish their posts.
Major General is a secretarial job in our military structure, so Sanyatwe and Moyo have effectively relinquished command of their brigades.