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Vice President and Second Secretary Cde. Constantino Chiwenga

Vice president

TheHonorable Vice President of the Republic of Zimbabwe and Minister of Defense and War Veterans Affairs General ( Retired) Dr . C. G .D.N. Chiwenga was born on 02 July 1956 in Wedza. He is married to Mrs. . Marry Chiwenga and blessed with six children.

LIBERATION WAR HISTORY

Honorable Vice President Chiwenga joined the struggle for the liberation of Zimbabwe in 1973 . He initially trained in Kafue, Zambia before undergoing further training in Mgagau , Tanzania , under the people’s Liberation army (PLA) instructors .In 1976 , HE became an Instructor and member of the general staff before playing an instrumental role in the formation of ZIPA at Morogoro in the same year.

ln 1977, he was appointed the Director of the Training and Commissariat at Chimoio and promoted ZANLA Provincial Field Political Commissar that same year, covering present day ,Manicaland , MASHONALAND and part of Masvingo provinces. In 1978, he became a member of the ZANLA High Command and was appointed the Deputy Chief Political Commissar until independence in 1980.

In terms of operational experience during the Liberation Struggle, the Honorable Vice president operated in Manicaland and Gaza Provinces between 1977 and 1979 . At independence, he was the Head of Liaison in Masvingo and Manicaland.

SERVICE IN THE ZIMBABWE DEFENCE FORCES

SERVICE IN THE ZIMBABWE DEFENCE FORCES
The Honorable Vice President was promoted Brigadier on 16 April 1981 and appointed was the first Black Commander of Infantry Brigade up to November 1984. . He rose through the General Ranks and held commensurate appointments until he became a full General on 1 January 2004 and assumed the appointed of Commander Zimbabwe Defense Forces taking over from General Vitalis Musungwa Gava Zvinavashe.

Honorable Vice president Chiwenga is a distinguished strategist, commander, and scholar. HE an undisputed champion of Operation Restore Legacy ( CORI) , which exhibited his astute and resolute leadership as well as exceptional interactive and negotiation ability.

DECORATIONS

The Honorable Vice President is a recipient of many medals and decorations that include:
a. The Grand Commander of the Zimbabwe Order of Merit and;
b. The Liberation, Gold and Silver Medals.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

In terms of Academic achievements, the Honorable Vice President is a holder of an Executive Diploma in Business leadership and a first-classmaster’s Degree in Business Administration within the Zimbabwe Open University.

He also holds a master’s Degree in International Relations with the University of Zimbabwe AND A Doctorate in Ethics attained from the University of KwaZULU Natal, south AFRICA.

INTREST

The Honorable Vice President interests include Research and discussing African Military and POLITICAL history , Regional and International Conflicts , peace and Security Issues, and Professional Hunting.