President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly revamped his personal security team to include members of the Air Force, a Daily News report claims.
Daily News sources claim that the changes were apparent last week when Mnangagwa held a reception at State House for diplomats accredited to the country. Said the source:
You will have noticed the new team of aide-de-camps last week who had become part of his close security … and they were wearing suits, except for the uniformed Air Force bodyguards whose presence there may have taken some people by surprise.
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There are always regular reviews of the security of VIPs, and these kinds of changes in security personnel happen after such assessments.
Presidential spokesperson George Charamba told the Daily News on Sunday there was nothing wrong with upgrading Mnangagwa’s security arrangements, including the addition of members of the Air Force. Said Charamba:
The commander-in-chief is exactly that, namely for all the pillars of the ZDF (Zimbabwe Defence Forces).
That means his support team is a microcosm of the arms of the ZDF.
Mnangagwa had a close shave when an explosive device was detonated as VIPs left the stage at a Zanu PF campaign rally at White City Stadium on June 23 last year. The explosion killed two security aides and injured several high-ranking ZANU PF offficials.