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Mnangagwa strips Chiwenga's millitary

by Mandla Ndlovu
02 Nov 2018 at 10:31hrs | Views
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has stripped Vice President of his powers to have control over the military.

The  gazetted statutory instrument 214 of 2018  said:

His Excellency the President has in terms of Section 104(1) of the constitution as read with Section 37(2) of the Interpretation Act assigned to the Honourable Vice President responsible for Procurement and Research  
A)    The Administration of the Acts as set out in the Schedule and
B)    The functions conferred or imposed on the Honourable  Vice President save the extent that those functions have not been assigned to any other minister.
Assignment of Functions (Vice President responsible for the Ministry of Defense  and War Veterans) Notice 2018 published in Statutory Instrument 96 of 2018 is hereby repealed.

Commenting on the developments Whistle-blower Acie Lumumba said, "Essentially President has stripped The VP of any meaningful powers. The President has stripped the Vice President of any meaningful powers! So the question is what power does the Vice President have? None really. I m not the one who did it, I just the one who said it."
 



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