Mnangagwa reverses Valerio Sibanda appointment to ZANU PF Politbuto

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reversed the appointment of Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) Commander General Philip Valerio Sibanda’s ZANU PF Politburo.

This comes after lawyer Kudzai Kadzere submitted a demand letter for the Constitutional Court requesting Mnangagwa to reverse the appointment of General Valerio Sibanda as an ex-officio member of the Politburo.

In a statement on Saturday, Deputy Chief Secretary in the Office of the President George Charamba said the position will be reviewed at the expiry of General Sibanda’s term at the helm of the ZDF.

“His Excellency the President, Dr E.D. Mnangagwa, has announced the staying of General PV Sibanda’s appointment to the ruling ZANU PF Party Politburo as an ex-officio member,” said Charamba.

Charamba said the deferment of the appointment resolves the apparent conflict with the country’s Constitution.