JUST IN: Mnangagwa Retires Senior Army Generals, Reassigns Them To Diplomatic Service

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has retired and reassigned four top army generals. The four are Major General Martin Chedondo, Major General Douglas Nyikayaramba, Major General Anselem Sanyatwe and Air Vice Marshall Sheba Shumbayawonda.

Major General Anselem Sanyatwe led the Presidential Guard Unit during Operation Restore Legacy, a euphemism for the November 2017 military coup that toppled President Robert Mugabe. The unit was implicated in the August 1 shootings by the Motlanthe Commission report. In December, he was promoted to the rank of Major-general.

Major General Douglas Nyikayaramba was the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, Chief of Staff. While addressing journalists a few weeks ago, he denied that the army was responsible for the death of civilians during ShutDownZim. He said:

… We have been flashing out rogue elements and we have a challenge that some of them ran away with our uniforms. Some of the uniforms are stolen on washing lines, which other people use to perpetrate criminal activities.

Some of the uniforms are taken from deceased people. We have not been collecting them and it’s a weakness in the system. We urge all those with the uniforms to return them. Some have started returning them and there is a heap in Epworth from people surrendering them.


Douglas Nyikayaramba

Major General Douglas Nyikayaramba is an army official in the Zimbabwe Defence Forces. He is the current Chief of Staff, Administration at the Zimbabwe National Army. He is known, for openly pledging support to the Zanu-PF political party. Read More About Douglas Nyikayaramba


  1. zimbos Reply

    the power of filling,Chamisa have got no powers to do this ,he is just a sernilian like any one else.

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