Zimbabwe’s National Army commander Edzai Absolom Chanyuka Chimonyo has died. The announcement was made by The Presidential spokesman George Charamba through his Twitter handle account.
He died after a long battle with cancer. He succeeded the late former 5th Brigade Commander Perrance Shiri as the Commander during Gukurahundi genocide.
He assumed his current position on the 18th of December 2017 when he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-General by President Emmerson Mnangagwa. He took over from General Philip Valerio Sibanda, who was promoted to be the Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (CDF)
Before he was appointed as the Commander of the ZNA, Chimonyo was on secondment to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Zimbabwe’s Ambassador to Tanzania.