Who Is Anselem Sanyatwe? The New Commander of Zimbabwe National Army

Here is a big update from Zimbabwe where President Emmerson Mnangagwa appointed Lt Gen Anselem Sanyatwe as the Commander of the Zimbabwe National Army with immediate effects. Since Lt Gen Anselem Sanyatwe was announced as the new Zimbabwe National Army’s Commander, he has been the topic of the town. Zimbabweans are also curious to know more about Lt Gen Anselem Sanyatwe. If you are scrambling to the web regarding the details of the new commander of the national army of Zimbabwe, the following sections are waiting for you. Stick with this page and go through it till the end. Drag down the page.

Anselem Sanyatwe

Who Is Lt Gen Anselem Sanyatwe?

To note, US-sanctioned Lt Gen Anselem Sanyatwe was appointed as the new commander of the national army of Zimbabwe with immediate effects by the re-elected president Emmerson Mnangagwa who is serving his final term after winning the general elections that held in August 2023. Anselem Sanyatwe is the new head of the Zimbabwean army. Reportedly, this major development was announced by the government through a social media post. A spokesperson for Zimbabwe’s president Emmerson Mnangagwa took to X and wrote, “The appointment of Lt Gen Anselem Sanyatwe follows the retirement of the outgoing Commander of the Zimbabwe National Army, Lieutenant General David Sigauke” Kindly note that the appointment of Lt Gen Anselem Sanyatwe came with immediate effects.

As mentioned, the new commander of the Zimbabwe national army Lt Gen Anselem Sanyatwe is under US sanctions, many people have been scrambling to know why the US authorities put sanctions on him. Reportedly, he is under sanctions as he is accused of ordering the soldiers to open fire on the demonstrators against the delayed release of results of the presidential elections in 2018. In this incident, reportedly 6 people were killed, according to the US Treasury Department. Shift to the next section and read more details.

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Zimbabwe’s government expressed its dissatisfaction over the sanctions levied on Lt Gen Anselem Sanyatwe. Meanwhile, in response to US sanctions on Lt Gen Anselem Sanyatwe, Zimbabwe summoned the US ambassador to express dissatisfaction. Talking about the appointment of Lt Gen Anselem Sanyatwe as the new army commander of Zimbabwe, he is the predecessor of Lt Gen David Sigauke who retired recently. For the unversed, Lt Gen Anselem Sanyatwe also has served as the ambassador of Zimbabwe to Tanzania and Presidential guard commander. Stay tuned with us.

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