Brigadier-General Fidelis Mhonda is the Presidential Guard Brigade commander.


He was promoted from the rank of colonel to the rank of Brigadier-General in 2015 by Robert Mugabe.[1] He was the Commander 2 Infantry Brigade before his appointment as Presidential Guard Brigade commander replacing Anselem Sanyatwe who was retired by Emmerson Mnangagwa.[2]

Fidelis Mhonda officially took over as commander of the Presidential Guard Brigade on 27 May 2019 [3]

2008 Election Violence

Fidelis Mhonda was cited in a Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition (CiZC) 2011 report: The Military Factor in Zimbabwe’s Political and Electoral Affairs as one of the senior military commanders responsible for the 2008 violence.

Mhonda was deployed in Rushinga, Mashonaland Central.[4]


  1. President promotes ZNA, AFZ officers, The Herald, Published: October 20, 2015, Retrieved: July 16, 2021
  2. Talent Chimutambgi, We’ll defend Zimbabwe, whatever it takes: ZNA, The Herald, Published: February 25, 2016, Retrieved: July 16, 2021
  3. Talent Chimutambgi and Columbus Mabika, ZDF members urged to remain focused, The Herald, Published: May 31, 2019, Retrieved: July 16, 2021
  4. Wongai Zhangazha, Mugabe rewards top army chefs, The Independent, Published: October 20, 2015, Retrieved: July 16, 2021