President Tsvangirai appoints Shadow Cabinet

President Morgan Tsvangirai today announced his shadow Cabinet that he said will work hard in crafting and articulating alternative policies and programmes for the country.

Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai

Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai

He announced his shadow cabinet before the party’s national executive committee that met in Harare today to discuss the national crisis, adding that he had no doubt about the capacity of the men and women he had appointed.

President Tsvangirai stressed to the executive that the shadow Cabinet will not be a shadow of the ZANU PF Cabinet in the strictest sense because the current government had failed and there was nothing either to monitor or to shadow. Moreover, he said the current Cabinet was structured taking into cognizance the need to balance the ZANU PF factions and not necessarily to transform the lives of people.

He said the MDC would not follow a template tainted by patronage, tired nationalism and factionalism. He bemoaned the apparent policy discord currently in government and said the MDC team will be robust in taking government to account and in policy articulation.

Apart from the shadow Cabinet, President Tsvangirai also appointed a team of portfolio secretaries that will shadow key Commissions, regulatory and statutory bodies.

The Shadow Cabinet

Finance    —— Hon. Dr. Tapiwa Mashakada
Energy Development and Procurement ——– Eng. Elias Mudzuri
Transport and Infrastructure ——– Hon. Morgen Komichi
Policy ——- Hon. Nelson Chamisa
Tourism, Parks and National Resources ——- Hon. Sithembile Mlotshwa
Information  Communication Technologies ——- Mr. Khalipani Phugeni
Local Government and Public Works ——- Mr. Jameson Timba
Mines and Small scale Mining ——- Hon. Gabuzza Joel Gubuzza
Urban Development and Re-Enginering ——- Hon. Eddie Cross
Foreign Affairs ——- Hon. Theresa Maonei Makone
Health ——- Dr Henry Madzorera
Public Service, Labour and Social Security ——- Hon. Purina Mpariwa
Defence ——- Hon. Gift Chimanikire
Home Affairs ——- Rtd. Major Giles Mutsekwa
Women’s Affairs ——- Hon. Fanny Chirisa
Legal Affairs ——- Mr. Douglas Togarasei Mwonzora
Commerce, Industry, Trade, Small and Medium Enterprises — Mr. T. Mureyi
Education, Tertiary and Vocationl Training  —–   Prof. Heneri Dzinotyiwei
Agriculture, Infrastructure and Food Security —- Mr. Valentine Ziswa

Portfolio shadow secretaries for statutory bodies and key institutions

1.    Zimbabwe National Roads Authority (ZINARA) ——- Hon. Bheki Sibanda

2.    Judicial services Commission ——- Hon. Innocent Gonese

3.    Zimbabwe Electoral Commission——Hon. Murisi Zwizwai

4.    Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority ——- Mr. Blessing Chebundo

5.    Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission——Jon. Jessie Majome

6.    Gender Commission ———- Hon. Lillian Timveos

7.    Zimbabwe human Rights Commission —- Hon. James Makore

8.    Zimbabwe Media Commission——Mr. Job Sikhala

9.    Peace and Transitional Justice Commission—-Hon. Concilia Chinanzvavana

10.     Sports Commission ——- Mr. Clifford Hlatshwayo

11.     Public Service Commission —— Hon Tracy Mutinhiri

12.    Traditional Leadership ————- Hon. Misheck Marava

13.     National arts Commission ———– Hon. Agnes Sibanda Mloyi

14.     Zimbabwe National Water Authority —– Dr Mandhla Nyathi

15.     People Living with Disabilities, Special Needs ——- Mr. Denias Mudzingwa

The shadow Ministers for Lands and Water Development and Youth Affairs will be announced in due course.

Luke Tamborinyoka
Presidential Spokesperson and Director of Communications

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