President Emmerson Mnangagwa has formally designated Vice President Constantino Chiwenga to oversee the running of the Defence and War Veterans Affairs ministry.

The formal appointment was made under Statutory Instrument 97 of 2018, published in the Government Gazette last week.

Chiwenga was appointed to oversee the Defence and War Veterans Affairs ministry through a press statement last December but had not been legally assigned the duties.

“Accordingly, His Excellency the president, (Cde) E.D. Mnangagwa, has duly assigned honourable vice president (Rtd.) general (Dr) Constantino Guveya Dominic Nyikadzino Chiwenga to administer the ministry of Defence and War Veterans Affairs,” the press statement reads. daily news