Zimbabwe ex-army chief who helped evict Mugabe sworn in as VP

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Zimbabwes Army Commander Constantino Chiwenga addresses a press conferene in Harare, Monday, November, 13, 2017.Chiwenga said that the military," will not hesitate to step in," days after President Robert Mugabe fired a vice president who enjoyed the support of the army and once viewed as a potential successor.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Zimbabwe’s former army commander who led a military takeover that helped end Robert Mugabe’s 37-year rule was Thursday sworn in as one of the country’s two vice presidents.

General Constantino Chiwenga, 61, took the oath of office at the presidential office in Harare, pledging to “obey, uphold and defend the constitution” of the country, according to an AFP journalist who witnessed the ceremony.

AFP

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