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Constantino Guveya Dominic Nyikadzino Chiwenga

Date of Birth: 25 August 1956
Place of Birth: Wedza (Hwedza)


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Cash at the generals' command

Until now Tagwirei was thought to be at odds with the President over widely-reported suspicions that Tagwirei's close ally former Army Commander and now Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga had ambitions to take over the presidency...


Readying for protest

President Mnangagwa and Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga have never been popular in Matabeleland because of their roles in the Gukurahundi massacres in the 1980s (AC Vol 51 No 18 Ghostly presences)...


Back to the future dollar

Others say the regime's fissures over the crackdown are being presented – falsely – as a confrontation between Mnangagwa's reform plans and the hard-line military stance of Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga who led the coup against President Robert Mugabe in November 2017 (AC Vol 58 no 23 The crocodile snaps back)...

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Turbulent beginnings

In particular Mnangagwa is going to face challenges from former war veterans leader Chris Mutsvangwa who feels his role in the President's elevation went unrecognised (AC Vol 59 No 22 Trafigura in a tug-of-war) and from Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga and other senior military figures who are angry with Mnangagwa's plan to run for office in 2023...


Mnangagwa's resolution

It is widely believed that ZANU-PF and the military represented by current Vice-President and former chief of staff Constantino Chiwenga agreed prior to the November 2017 coup that Mnangagwa would rule for one term and then make way for Chiwenga (AC Vol 59 No 22 Trafigura in a tug-of-war)...


Finding for the government

With no Minister of State Security the JOC was convened under the command of the Minister of Defence Constantino Chiwenga...


Trafigura in a tug-of-war

A split at the top of the ruling party between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his two vice-presidents – Constantino Chiwenga and Kembo Mohadi – is manifesting itself in a vicious fight for control of the country's oil sector...

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The house of hunger revisited

Retired General Sibusiso Moyo the post-Mugabe foreign minister and General Philip Valerio Sibanda commander of the defence forces are said to be unhappy with Vice-President General Constantino Chiwenga's dominant role in the regime...


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