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UPDATED: New Cabinet appointed . . . Ministerial portfolios reduced to 22 . . . Only 6 deputy ministers appointed

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UPDATED: New Cabinet appointed . . . Ministerial portfolios reduced to 22 . . . Only 6 deputy ministers appointed President Mnangagwa

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President Mnangagwa

President Mnangagwa

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PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday appointed a 22-member Cabinet in a move that saw some line ministries with functional duplications being merged.

He also brought in some new faces into Government.

Six new deputy ministers and 10 Ministers of State for Provincial Affairs were also appointed.

The Cabinet that was announced after the 2013 harmonised elections had 33 members, who were later trimmed to 26.

The appointments, announced by the Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Dr Misheck Sibanda, were made in terms of Section 104 (1) of the Constitution.

Cde Chinamasa

Cde Chinamasa

Cde Patrick Chinamasa is now the substantive Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, while Cde Obert Mpofu was appointed Minister of Home Affairs and Culture.

Cde Mpofu

Cde Mpofu

Cde Mpofu was Home Affairs Minister in the last Cabinet.

Air Marshal Shiri

Air Marshal Shiri

Air Force of Zimbabwe Commander Air Marshal Perrance Shiri is the new Minister of Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement, while Dr Lazarus Dokora remains in charge of the Primary and Secondary Education portfolio.

Dr Dokora

Dr Dokora

Dr Parirenyatwa

Dr Parirenyatwa

Dr David Parirenyatwa remains Health and Child Care Minister.

Cde Mohadi

Cde Mohadi

Mr Kembo Mohadi is the new Minister of Defence, Security and War Veterans.

Cde Sydney Sekeramayi, the last Defence Minister, was dropped.

Cde Ziyambi

Cde Ziyambi

Cde Ziyambi Ziyambi takes over the Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs from former Central Intelligence Organisation director-general Major-General (Retired) Happyton Bonyongwe, who superintended over the portfolio for less than two months.

Maj-Gen Bonyongwe was appointed a Cabinet minister in a reshuffle by former President Robert Mugabe in October.

Major-General S. B. Moyo

Major-General S. B. Moyo

Major-General Sibusiso Moyo is the new Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, with Cde Kazembe Kazembe coming in as the Minister of Sports, Arts and Recreation.

Cde Kazembe

Cde Kazembe

Cde Kazembe Kazembe takes over from Cde Makhosini Hlongwane.

Cde Mutsvangwa

Cde Mutsvangwa

Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWA) chairperson Cde Christopher Mutsvangwa is now the Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services.

Dr Bimha

Dr Bimha

Dr Mike Bimha is the new Minister of Industry, Commerce and Enterprise Development, while Cde July Moyo comes in as the new Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing.

Cde July Moyo

Cde July Moyo

Cde Nyoni

Cde Nyoni

Cde Sithembiso Nyoni is the new Minister of Women and Youth Affairs.

Prof Murwira

Prof Murwira

Head of the University of Zimbabwe Geography and Environmental Science department Professor Amon Murwira replaces Professor Jonathan Moyo as the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology Development.

Cde Mandiwanzira

Cde Mandiwanzira

Cde Supa Mandiwanzira retained his portfolio which has been merged with cyber security. He is now the Minister of Information Communication Technology and Cyber Security.

Dr Gumbo

Dr Gumbo

Former National University of Science and Technology (NUST) pro-vice chancellor Professor Clever Nyathi is the new Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, and Dr Joram Gumbo remains Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister.

Cde Chitando

Cde Chitando

Mimosa Mining Company executive chairman Mr Winston Chitando is the new Minister of Mines and Mining Development, while Cde Simon Khaya Moyo now heads to the Ministry of Energy and Power Development.

Cde Khaya Moyo

Cde Khaya Moyo

 

Cde Muchinguri-Kashiri

Cde Muchinguri-Kashiri

Cde Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri was appointed Environment, Water and Climate Minister.

Cde Mupfumira

Cde Mupfumira

Cde Prisca Mupfumira, who was dropped in the last Cabinet reshuffle, bounced back as Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister.

Cde Mumbengegwi

Cde Mumbengegwi

Cde Simbarashe Mumbengegwi is the new Minister of State for Presidential Affairs and Monitoring of Government Programmes.

Cde Mukupe

Cde Mukupe

Cde Togarepi

Cde Togarepi

Cde Matemadanda

Cde Matemadanda

 

Cde Marapira

Cde Marapira

Cde Malinga

Cde Malinga

 

The six deputy ministers appointed by President Mnangagwa are: Cdes Terrence Mukupe (Finance and Economic Development), David Marapira (Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement), Paul Mavima (Primary and Secondary Education), Victor Matemadanda (War Veterans), Pupurai Togarepi (Youth Affairs) and Joshua Malinga (Social Welfare).

Cde Chikukwa

Cde Chikukwa

Cde Dinha

Cde Dinha

 

Cde Shamu

Cde Shamu

Cdes Miriam Chikukwa (Harare), Martin Dinha (Mashonaland Central), Webster Shamu (Mashonaland West) have retained their positions as Provincial Affairs Ministers.

Cde Masuku

Cde Masuku

Cde Mutsvangwa

Cde Mutsvangwa

The new Provincial Affairs Minister for Bulawayo is Cde Angeline Masuku; Manicaland will be headed by Cde Monica Mutsvangwa, while Cde David Musabayana will be in charge of Mashonaland East.

Cde Mathema

Cde Mathema

Cde Hungwe

Cde Hungwe

Cde Cain Mathema heads back to Matabeleland North as Provincial Affairs Minister, while Cde Josiah Hungwe replaces Cde Paul Chimedza in Masvingo.

Cde Owen Ncube replaces Cde Jason Machaya as Midlands Provincial Affairs Minister.

Cde Ncube

Cde Ncube

Cde Abednico Ncube will superintend over Matabeleland South province.

Dr Mushohwe

Dr Mushohwe

Dr Mushohwe, a long-serving director of the Presidential Scholarship Programme, remains the Minister of State for Government Scholarships in the President’s Office.

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