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Lieutenant General (Retired) Vitalis Zvinavashe

Date of Birth: 27/09/1943
Place of Birth: Gutu, Masvingo
Died: 10/03/2009


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Marching to Masvingo

First, he must find reliable candidates for two key posts: the vice-presidency of the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) to replace Simon Vengesayi Muzenda, who died on 20 September, and a Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Force to replace 60-year-old General Vitalis Zvinavashe, who retired this month...


What's next?

Moreover, there is serious in-fighting among the senior ranks of the serving (General Vitalis Zvinavashe) and retired (Gen...


The new veterans march home

The veterans' frustration is compounded when they learn that commanders such as Air Marshal Perence Shiri and General Vitalis Zvinavashe have commandeered several farms each for personal use...


Soldiers go, plunderers stay

Zimbabwean participants include the parliamentary Speaker, Emmerson Mnangagwa, and Chief of Defence Staff, General Vitalis Zvinavashe...


The nomenklatura

Lieutenant General Vitalis Zvinavashe: Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Force; commanded troops in Congo; a pioneer of Chinese-style military entrepreneurship, Zvinavashe is a director of the majority state-owned Zimbabwe Defence Industries which often sub-contracts to companies owned by the Zvinavashe family, such as Zvinavashe Transport, Zvinavashe Holdings and Swift Investments; owns a majority stake in Congo's Mhangura Copper mines; the family companies are run by his brother Augustine, a business partner of South African sanctions-buster Marc Rich; his other brother, Francis, was killed in a mysterious car crash in 2000...


Election arithmetic

Whoever wins the vote, the relationships between Oryx Chief Executive Thamer Al-Shanfari, Bredenkamp and senior Zimbabwean politicians and soldiers such as Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa and Lieutenant General Vitalis Zvinavashe will win more scrutiny...


The hand of Lucifer

The executive apex At the apex of power in Zimbabwe is a civilian-military alliance: President Mugabe, who consults with his military commanders on most critical national and regional issues; Mnanagagwa who maintains a key security role (he has kept his intelligence network from his time as Security Minister in the 1980s) despite being appointed speaker of parliament; commander of the defence forces, Vitalis Zvinavashe; Army Commander Lieutenant General Constantine Chiwenga; and Air Force Commander Air Marshal Perence Shiri (AC Vol 41 No 22)...


The military-financial complex

The key players are the ZDF Commander, Lieutenant General Vitalis Zvinavashe, and Parliamentary Speaker Emmerson Mnangagwa...


Military minders

The structure is as follows: Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces: Lieutenant General Vitalis Zvinavashe (Karanga)...


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