President dissolves Cabinet

President Mnangagwa

President Mnangagwa

Takunda Maodza News Editor
PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has dissolved Cabinet and appointed, in acting capacity, Cdes Patrick Chinamasa to the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development and Simbarashe Mumbengegwi to the Foreign Affairs Ministry to allow for uninterrupted services to critical units of Government.

The President is in the process of putting up a new team of Cabinet ministers. In a statement last night, the Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Dr Misheck Sibanda, said: “In terms of Section 108 (1c) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (Number 20) Act 2013, His Excellency the President of Zimbabwe, Cde Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, has dissolved Cabinet, and is in the process of putting together a new team of Cabinet ministers.

“To allow for uninterrupted service in critical ministries of Government, the following have been appointed ministers in an acting capacity until the announcement of a new Cabinet:

Minister Chinamasa

Minister Chinamasa

(1) Honourable Patrick Chinamasa, as Acting Minister of Finance and Economic Development; and

(2) Honourable Simbarashe Mumbengegwi, as Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs.”

President Mnangagwa is today scheduled to meet heads of ministries (permanent secretaries).

“His Excellency the President, Cde E. D. Mnangagwa, is scheduled to meet heads of ministries (permanent secretaries) tomorrow, 28th November, 2017, at the Munhumutapa Boardroom at 3pm. All permanent secretaries are required to attend.”

Minister Mumbengegwi

Minister Mumbengegwi

President Mnangagwa was sworn in on Friday last week as Zimbabwe’s second Executive President since independence in 1980. He pledged Government will immediately implement sweeping measures across sectors to stimulate economic growth and create employment. President Mnangagwa pledged to hit the ground running.

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  • RejectedStone, Cornerstone

    Chinamasa…acting okay but please never substative again!! Mbengegwi? I don’t know. Does he want to break the record as longest serving foreign minister? I also think that he never really was a performer!!

    Mr. Pres, please, this idea of recycling dead wood should stop. And, Sherif, where is your deputy?…..

    • Accumulator

      zimbabwe woyeee

  • Kwangwari Gwayendepi

    It’s deja vu,recyling the same dead wood while promising a bright future. We can’t build the future while clinging to the past. We need to clean house in 2018 and it is only then that we can start talking about a bright future. All those who were in gov’t since independence need to retire together with their former leader.

  • Munya Murombe

    Honestly thought the new cabinet was already in place after a well prepared refreshing speech which appeared to have been prepared well in advance ditto THE CABINET!

  • Team Lacoste

    I have high hopes for Zimbabwe under the guidance of President Mnangagwa. For the few years I have worked with him, I came to realise that he means business. As I have written elsewhere then, he is objectively listens to ideas and is quick in terms of decision making. I hope he will appoint and surround himself with an efficient team of Ministers. He also needs to have a team of firebrant and astute Secretaries within Ministries. Some of them are useless and a waste to government resources. I pray key Ministries such as Foreign Affairs, Justice, Finance, High and Tertiary Education as well as Industry and Commerce are really assigned knowledgeable and efficient administrators! Heads of Departments within Ministries, oooh please retire all those madhalas and mbuyas and inject new blood in the system!! Not to forget heads of Parastatals.. These should bring profit to the Treasury only if the right technocrats are appointed on merit.

    • Cde Mzvinavhu(Prof)

      I agree with you . All government officials above their statutory retirement ages must go. In the private sector where I had a career for nearly three decades , I retired at 60 years as an executive. Directors in the private sector retire at 70 years. Let us have that in the public sector also. This has the advantage of infusing new ideas and giving promotions to the young officials below. That way new ideas may have the chance of being implemented. On the farms also, especially A 2, an assessment must be done to ensure those too old to utilize our land retire,hand over farms to their children or back to government for re- allocation to other young Zimbabweans. We also need a balanced Cabinet with accountants , scientists(not only social scientists), economists, agronomists, engineers, business experienced persons. This will create a pool of necessary skills and ideas in that important body, instead of just having lawyers, military technocrats, historians,theologians, sociologists pontificating on similar ideas and skills. The same applies to Perm Secretaries. They must have relevant skills not just PHDs all over.

      • Mamvemve

        So you worked in the private sector for nearly 3 decades as an executive,retired at age 60 and went into farming? So when did you become a professor fakey? Being the pathological liar that you’re,i am sure you will come up with an explanation.

        • Tendekayi.TE

          Hanzi I worked for 3 decades in the private sector, and “retired as an executive” not “worked as an executive for 3 decades”
          You can become a professor in 7 years if you are serious, and even while working as an executive. I am only 4 years away from professorship myself (I am not even 40 yet)

        • Cde Mzvinavhu(Prof)

          Let us just debate our national issues. Who said Profs should not work in the private sector? Is Ntuli Ncube not Prof Ncube?You only accept Mutambara and Jona “ZIMDEF“ Moyo?
          You were going to accept me if I had gone into politics . A small A1 farming plot is my retirement nest . By the way, did I ask you to prove your “A“ level qualification? Kkkkkki.

      • yowe

        Very good points…I wish they could read this

    • normanngwenya

      parastals should be privatised

      • Cde Mzvinavhu(Prof)

        Very debatable suggestion! Kkkkkkk.

  • James Dada

    Way to go President, take your time to form an effective cabinet.

  • yowe

    This cabinet will make or break ED…If corrupt useless people like Supa Mandiwanzira, Obert Mpofu, Joseph Made are appointed then hapana hapana .There also needs to be a downsizing of cabinet!!! MaMinister akawandisa aya.This corrupted constitution we have also hinders progress by forcing the president to appoint people who are members of parliament. We need people who are technical as ministers useless buggers like Made cannot continue

  • Progressive Zimbabwean

    The new cabinet will speak. It will set the trajectory. I pray that most of those that played their part retire or take a back seat and work from the party. There is a lot of work to be done at party level. Government requires a infusion of substantial new blood. There is need for energy and fresh progressive ideas. Our key ministries that have a direct socio economic impact have to be revisited. Finance, Industry, Mining, Agriculture and Industry and Commerce require people with good credentials. We have suffered long enough to understand what we want as a nation. I am hoping for rejuvenation for all sectors of the economy so that the general quality of life of all citizens improves. We are the people and we are speaking. The voice of the people is the voice of God.

  • normanngwenya

    kkkkk…Coltart ndewe MDC !. Cde President vati Coltart “imanduuuuuu”

  • Mufombi

    My request is you sort out the Education ministry as a matter of urgency by firing one, Lazarus Dokora. I am sure m not the only one with such sentiments. The man has played a terrible experiment with our learners by rushing to implement the so called reforms without much consultation and it’s already backfiring. We need a sane minister who is ready to listen and is not as headstrong as the gentleman l have mentioned.

  • Peter

    Mr President be aware of William Gwatiringa who delivered the dismissal letter.check his abuse records against women when he was a principal at Bondolfi achitemba naMugabe

  • yowe

    He is destroying companies and stealing. He is a very corrupt person.I dont care if he is your MP he should not be a minister chete

  • Kabius Kekedu

    Coltart unomudii nhai iwe mbudzi???? Wakafa kare mumusoro.

  • s nyamhingura

    Chinamasa to first iron out nyaya yemari.
    1.MARI should be available in banks
    2.Ecocash agents to stop charging ma25% avo aya coz kutibira
    2.no to tripple pricing on goods

    • Madara

      you cant just say no triple pricing. its a symptom. you have to treat the cause.
      its like… i shoot you then say no bleeding.

  • gushungo

    tange tange nekurasika ere baba woye pama acting finance minister

  • Tendekayi.TE

    He was not elected, remember? And our constitution has no upper age limit for the President. We might need a constitutional amendment ipapo.

  • Chindudzi Lawrence

    i dont like Dr Misheck Sibanda, chief secretary to the President and Cabinet he should resign also or just retrench him.He is useless as far as l m concerned ,WASTED MONEY LOTS AND LOTS OF IT BY DOING UNNECESSARY FAVOURS FOR THE FORMER PRESIDENT.He would duplicate birthday parties for the former president iwo they would throw a birthday party for the President kumaOffice kwavo and next they are at the 21st February birthday party again and all that wasting tax payers’ money.Kunze kwekuti afungewo kungoyita one party kweteba.

  • Cde Mzvinavhu(Prof)

    I did not say ministers or presidents where there is no upper age cap. Read my posting carefully please. Stop reading wakabata Chibuku Super. KKKKkkkkk. I meant public servants and directors in para-statals. You can indict democracy for those elected. When the majority elect the leader constitutionally where the constitution has no upper age limit,why should I raise an anti- democratic finger?

  • Cde Mzvinavhu(Prof)

    I also said it can be handed to ones children. Be reminded its State land one occupies in the national interest. If I can not use it efficiently nokuti ndakwegura, the nation will demand supreme national interests in my view . I also speak as a level headed liberation hero. By the way future generations or governments will revisit our land reform and correct our weaknesses or omissions to improve where necessary. I speak of agronomy and economics. Zve ma improvements ako, is another topic for national debate in my learned view.

    • Weston Mugocha

      I am also leveled headed, though a hero of a different war. This you know very well Cde Prof. Its not the first time that I have commented on your posts.

  • Cde Mzvinavhu(Prof)

    I dont take alcohol.My parents raised me in church ya Jowani Marange. KKKkkk. Asi handipfeke gemensi sa Dr Chiyangwa ku Rufaro stadium. Kkkkiiiii. Yaa . Perhaps we can learn from China`s model after Chairman Mao.

  • Cde Mzvinavhu(Prof)

    I like the US model where ministers are not appointed from the Congress/Senate.

  • jojo

    @disqus_rxIciH9pZk:disqus
    any white person ,born and bred in this country has a right to be a minister or even be a president.if he or she is competent then colour should be the basic qualification.even in the west this kind of thinking is now almost obsolete.USA had Obama and even in the UK the current Mayor of London is Asian.news on the bib is that a royal family prince has just got engaged to a black woman.you got to move with the time cde.

  • Humba Makombe

    Eric Block failed to run Merlyn in Byo what more the national account,, let the man RIP. That other John chap is clueless as they come.. We have young qualified, current and competant fresh minds to run the critical Ministries…

    • sky

      But you get my point right ?

  • jojo

    yes .if you are not utilising that farm to its maximum potential then yes you should lose it.it doesn’t matter whether you have developed it or not,the farm has to be fully managed and its produce has to benefit the country

  • Team Lacoste

    He, of course, has to disappoint some of his colleagues if he is quite serious about rejuvenating the economy on a recovery trajectory… some of these old madhalas are directionless!

  • RejectedStone, Cornerstone

    and i wrote…acting is okay…you prick!!

  • RejectedStone, Cornerstone

    You think strive will serve in a mnangagwa-gvt?? Kunyepa chaiko.