Harare, Dec 27 (AP) Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed the country’s former military commander as one of his two vice presidents, state-run media reported today, deepening concerns about the military’s influence after its ouster of Robert Mugabe last month. Also Read - BAN vs ZIM Dream11 Team Prediction, Zimbabwe Tour of Bangladesh 2020, 1st ODI: Captain And Vice-Captain, Fantasy Cricket Tips Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet 12:30 PM IST

The appointment of Constantino Chiwenga was widely expected after his retirement earlier this month. He had to retire from the military to take up the position, according to the constitution. Also Read - ZIM VS SL Dream11 Team Prediction: Captain And Vice-Captain, Fantasy Cricket Tips Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka 1st Test at Harare Sports Club, Harare 1:30 PM IST

Mnangagwa took power after Chiwenga led a military takeover in the southern African nation that forced Mugabe, then the world’s oldest head of state at age 93, to resign amid impeachment proceedings after 37 years in charge. Also Read - Zimbabwe And Nepal Readmitted As ICC Members

Mnangagwa has appointed former state security minister Kembo Mohadi as his other vice president, the Zimbabwe Herald newspaper reported, saying they were expected to be sworn in tomorrow.

Mnangagwa over the weekend appointed Chiwenga and Mohadi as vice presidents of the ruling ZANU-PF party.

Two former army generals already hold powerful posts in Mnangagwa’s cabinet, while another general was appointed as ruling ZANU-PF party commissar at a congress on Nov 15. (AP) NSA

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