President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed General David Sigauke ambassador-designate to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

General Sigauke who retired from the force in October last year will replace the late Johannes Tomana who died last August.

President Mnangagwa also appointed Deputy Clerk of Parliament Helen Bangawe Dingani as ambassador to the Republic of Tanzania.

Visitor Jerry Mutume was appointed Ambassador to the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.

Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Martin Rushwaya announced the new appointments the General Notices 432 A, 432B and 432C of 2024, respectively, published in the Extraordinary Government Gazette.

He said:

It is hereby notified that His Excellency, the President in terms of Section 110 (2) (i) as read with Section 204 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe, appointed Lt. General David Sigauke as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic Democratic of Congo (DRC); Ms Helen Bangawe Dingani Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to the United Republic of Tanzania and Mr Visitor Jerry Mutume Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Equatorial Guinea