PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday appointed five new ambassadors drawn from various sectors to replace those who have retired or whose terms have come to an end, the Daily News reports.
Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Misheck Sibanda, through an extraordinary Government Gazette, announced the appointment of former prosecutor-general Johanne Tomana, who was fired in June 2017 for misconduct and incompetence, as the ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
“It is hereby notified that His Excellency the President has, in terms of section 110 (2) (i) and 204 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 20) Act, 2013, appointed Charity Angeline Charamba as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Democratic Republic of Zambia,” read part of the gazette.
Tomana and Charamba, a former police spokesperson who retired in 2018, recently underwent diplomatic training at the Management Training Bureau in Msasa, Harare.
Sibanda further announced the appointment of Stuart Harold Comberbach as ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary and permanent representative to the United Nations (UN) in Geneva, Switzerland.
The 68-year-old Comberbach was a special advisor to Foreign Affairs minister Sibusiso Moyo and also served as Zimbabwe’s ambassador to Japan and South Korea from 2003 to 2014.
“It is hereby notified that His Excellency the President has, in terms of section 110(2)(i) and 204 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 20) Act, 2013, appointed Taonga Mushayavanhu as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia,” further read the gazette.
Before his new assignment, Mushayavanhu was Zimbabwe’s permanent representative to the UN in Geneva, Switzerland.
Meanwhile, Ammon Mutembwa was appointed ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to Belgium.
Mutembwa was Zimbabwe’s ambassador to the United States of America before his latest posting.