(Last Updated on August 30, 2021 by ZIMDAILY EDITOR)
ZAMBIA – New security service chiefs in Zambia today took their oath of office, pledging their loyalty to the national constitution of their country.
Republican President Hakainde Hichilema Sunday fired all service chiefs and with immediate effect elevated Deputy Army Commander Major General Dennis Sitali Alibuzwi to the rank of Lieutenant General and promoted him to Zambia Army Commander.
In reorganizing the police service, President Hichilema fired all police commissioners to avoid a clash with the new IG.
The Head of State said outgoing Army Commander Lt. Gen. William Sikazwe (Rtd) will be redeployed.
President Hichilema elevated Jeffrey Zyeele to the rank of Major General and appointed him as Deputy Army Commander.
For Zambia Air Force (ZAF), President Hichilema elevated Collin Barry to the rank of Lt. Gen. and appointed him ZAF Commander taking over from Lt. Gen. David Muma (Rtd.) who will be redeployed in a different capacity.
The Commander in Chief of the Zambia Defence Force has further elevated Oscar Nyoni to the rank of Major General and appointed him as Deputy ZAF Commander.
Meanwhile, President Hichilema has elevated Maliti Patrick Solochi to the rank of Lt. Gen. and appointed him Commandant of Zambia National Service (ZNS), taking over from Lt. Gen. Nathan Mulenga (Rtd).
The new ZNS Chief will be deputised by Major General Reuben Mwewa.
For Zambia Police Service, the Head of State has appointed Lemmy Kajoba as Inspector General taking over from Kakoma Kanganja who has been relieved of his duties with immediate effect.
The President has further retired two Police Deputy Inspector Generals Charity Katanga and Richard Mweene, replacing them with Milner Muyambango for Operations and Doris Nayame for Admin.