Cabinet to sit tomorrow
Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr Misheck Sibanda yesterday reminded ministers that Cabinet will sit tomorrow as usual. His announcement came in the wake of the holding of the Zanu-PF 6th National People’s Congress last week which was attended by most of the Government ministers. Dr Sibanda said in a statement released by the Ministry of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services that Cabinet will sit at the usual venue and time. “The Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Dr M.J.M Sibanda, wishes to advise Cabinet ministers that the Cabinet will sit on Tuesday 9th December 2014 at the usual venue and time,” read the statement.
The Cabinet meeting comes at a time some senior Government officials, including Vice President Joice Mujuru, are in trouble for plotting to unseat President Mugabe.
It will be interesting to see if Dr Mujuru will attend the Cabinet meeting considering that she has been boycotting some high-level Zanu-PF meetings, including the party’s just-ended 6th National People’s Congress.
Other Cabinet ministers implicated in the Mujuru plot are Presidential Affairs Minister Didymus Mutasa; Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Minister Nicholas Goche; ICT, Postal and Courier Services Minister Webster Shamu, Energy and Power Development Minister Dzikamai Mavhaire and Youth Development, Indigenisation and Empowerment Minister Francis Nhema.
A shake-up of Cabinet is looming in the wake of the Congress resolution that all implicated in the plot to unseat the President, be punished without fear or favour; and President Mugabe’s announcement that all culprits whether at ministerial, deputy ministerial or civil service level face the boot.