Jonathan Moyo says Mnangagwa will name Valerio Sibanda as VP

Professor Jonathan Moyo says that President Emmerson Mnangagwa is set to name Zimbabwe Defence Forces commander General Phillip Valerio Sibanda as his second vice president.

Mnangangwa is failing to replace Kembo Mohadi who resigned in shame in March last year following a sex scandal.

Writing on Twitter, Moyo also claimed that Air Marshal Elson Moyo, the Air Force of Zimbabwe commander, would succeed Sibanda.

He tweeted on Thursday: “In what appears to be a double whammy to his political detractors in and outside Zanu PF ahead of the party’s 2022 congress and the 2023 polls, Emmerson Mnangagwa is set to appoint CDF Phillip V. Sibanda as state VP to replace Mohadi and will replace Sibanda with Air Marshal as CDF.”

Moyo claimed Sibanda’s appointment is “imminent”, adding that preparations to set up his VP office, including staff recruitment, are already underway.