TANZANIAN PRESIDENT APPOINTS NEW CHIEF OF DEFENCE FORCES

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has appointed General Venance Mabeyo as the country's new Chief of Defence Forces (CDF).

A short statement issued by by the Directorate of Presidential Communication at State House here Thursday said Mabeyo succeeds outgoing CDF General Davis Mwamunyange.

Prior to the new appointment, Magufuli had promoted Mabeyo from Lieutenant-General to General, the statement added.

The statement said Mabeyo succeeded Mwamunyange after the latter reached his statutory retirement age.

At the same time, President Magufuli appointed Lieutenant-General James Mwakibolwa as the new Chief of Staff of the Tanzania People's Defence Forces (TPDF).

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK