By Hannatu Sadiq
Zimbabwe’s Army Commander, Lieutenant General Edzayi Chimonyo, has died in the early hours of Thursday the presidential spokesman announced.
The late Chimonyo succumbed to his battle with cancer at an undisclosed health care facility.
He was appointed to the position after the army coup in November 2017, where he stepped in to oust the late Robert Mugabe and pave way for incumbent President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Chimonyo, like all the current crop of military generals in Zimbabwe, is a former fighter in the country’s 1970s war of independence.
The opposition often accuse the army of openly siding with the ruling party in violation of the constitution.