Updated: President reshuffles Cabinet

Source: Updated: President reshuffles Cabinet | The Herald November 9, 2019

Updated: President reshuffles CabinetPresident Mnangagwa

Africa Moyo Deputy News Editor

President Mnangagwa has replaced the fired former Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Priscah Mupfumira, reshuffled four ministers and injected youthful faces into Government.

A former deputy minister was elevated as part of the changes.

The President divided into two, the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing to create a new ministry named National Housing and Social Amenities.

Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr Misheck Sibanda announced the changes in a statement.

Former Industry and Commerce Minister Nqobizitha Mangaliso Ndlovu has been appointed Minister of the renamed Environment, Climate Change, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Ministry.

He has been the Acting Minister since August 8 when President Mnangagwa fired Mupfumira, who was then in remand prison following her arrest on a slew of corruption charges involving US$95 million.

Dr Sekesai Irene Nzenza becomes Industry and Commerce Minister, while Professor Paul Mavima takes over the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare.

Ambassador Cain Mathema moves from Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage to Primary and Secondary Education, replacing Prof Mavima.

Minister Kazembe Kazembe moves from Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services to Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage, replacing Minister Mathema.

Former ICT Deputy Minister Dr Jenfan Muswere has been promoted to Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services Minister.

Murehwa North Constituency MP Daniel Garwe has been appointed Minister of the new National Housing and Social Amenities portfolio.

The President also appointed new deputy ministers and reshuffled others.

Cde Marian Chombo becomes Deputy Minister of Local Government and Public Works.

Cde Dingimuzi Phuti has been appointed Deputy Minister of ICT, Postal and Courier Services.

Cde David Musabayana, a former

Minister of State for Mashonaland East Province, is the new Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Trade.

The new Deputy Minister of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation is Cde Tinoda Machakaire, who replaces Cde Yeukai Simbanegavi, who has been named Deputy Minister of National Housing and Social Amenities.

Cde Clemence Chiduwa has been appointed Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Development.

Cde Raymore Machingura is the Deputy Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation and Science and Technology Development.

Cde Jennifer Mhlanga is Deputy Minister of Women’s Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprise Development.

The coming in of youthful faces follows hints by President Mnangagwa last week during an interface with ZANU-PF youths that he was going to appoint more young people into Government.

Ministers under the age of 40 already in Government include Minister Ndlovu (38), Youth Minister Kirsty Coventry (36) and Dr Muswere (38). The new young deputy ministers are Cde Phuti (39) and Cde Machakaire (36).


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    Nharo 2 years ago

    oh please: what about the REAL changes required in finance, agriculture and mining? appointing a few token younger deputy ministers is not going to turn the economy around whilst the old guard are still driving the bus. And BTW, has Priscah returned the $95M she stole yet?(to be redistributed amongst the other ministers) And how’s the efforts to retrieve the $16bn worth of stolen diamonds going ED? “Ed reshuffles cabinet….whatever!”

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    The numbers of the thieving (if proved correct) are staggering. This is not just a rouge claim for the lunch. It’s blatant grand theft. Where is the money?, where has it gone?, somewhere is banking system it must be traceable, you cannot take that sort of money out a country hidden in your pants. You need to prevent anything above a ceiling being transferred out of the country. 95 BL**DY million! the vast majority of business in the world are run on less. Frankly you stand not hope of getting out of the merde, because it would appear you are all at it, directly or through involvement. The whole administration must be rotten to core. Compare this to your population who’s assets are “one cooking pot and 3 candles!” I bought (not in Zim) 6000€ and had to declare where it came from. Unfortunately Zimbabwe is not alone and the demise of “British Home Stores” in the Uk showed, Corporate theft even down to the pension scheme being raided. The beneficiary went and bought his 3rd big ‘yacht’

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    Ndonga 2 years ago

    Why does this story of ED reshuffling his cabinet remind me of an expression that I heard years ago and as a young man I did not then understand? I now understand it fully.

    And what was that expression? “Rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.”

    So, no matter who or why or what these new Ministers are tarred with the same brush as the old crooks they replace and they are all going down the toilet together. And all holding hands with ED of course.