President Mnangagwa’s Ministerial Appointments

BILL WATCH 22/2018

Emmerson Mnangagwa

President Mnangagwa’s Ministerial appointments were announced at State House on Friday afternoon, 7th September.  The main swearing-in ceremony took place on 10th September, and most of the appointees took their oaths of office on this occasion.  Those that were unable to attend have been sworn in since.

The new Ministerial line-up is as follows:


[in alphabetical order by name of Ministry]

Ministry Minister Deputy Minister
Defence and War Veterans Hon Oppah Zvipange Muchinguri-Kashiri Hon. Victor Matemadanda
Energy and Power Development Hon. Joram M. Gumbo Hon. Magna Mudyiwa
Environment, Tourism andHospitality Industry Hon. Prisca Mupfumira
Finance and EconomicDevelopment Hon. Prof Mthuli Ncube *
Foreign Affairs and InternationalTrade Hon. Sibusiso B. Moyo
Health and Child Care Hon. Dr Obediah Moyo * Hon Dr John Mangwiro
Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Hon. Prof Amon Murwira *
Home Affairs and CulturalHeritage Hon. Cain Mathema * Hon. Michael Madiro
Industry and Commerce Hon. Mangaliso Ndlovu Hon Rajeshakumar Modi
Information CommunicationTechnology and CourierServices Hon. Kazembe Kazembe Hon. Jerifan Muswere
Information, Publicity andBroadcasting Services Hon. Monica Mutsvangwa Hon. Energy Mutodi
Justice, Legal andParliamentary Affairs Hon. Ziyambi Ziyambi
Lands, Agriculture, Water,Climate and Rural Resettlement Hon. Chief Air Marshal
P. Shiri
Hon. Douglas Karoro

Hon. Vangelis Haritatos

Local Government, PublicWorks and National Housing Hon. July G. Moyo * Hon. Jennifer Mhlanga
Mines and Mining Development Hon. Winston Chitando Hon. Polite Kambamura
Primary and SecondaryEducation Hon. Prof Paul Mavima Hon. Edgar Moyo
Public Service, Labour andSocial Welfare Hon. Sekesai Nzenza Hon. Lovemore Matuke
Transport and InfrastructuralDevelopment Hon. Joel Biggie Matiza Hon. Fortune Chasi
Women Affairs, Community,Small and Medium EnterprisesDevelopment Hon. Sithembiso G. G. Nyoni
Youth, Sport, Arts andRecreation Hon. Kirsty Coventry * Hon. Yeukai Simbanegavi
  1. There are six Ministers in this list [each marked by an asterisk *] who are not members of Parliament – one more than the five that the Constitution allows the President to appoint from outside Parliament [section 104(3)].  Unlike the former Constitution, the Constitution does not allow a Minister to hold office for up to three months to enable him/her to acquire a Parliamentary seat.  So a mistake has been made by the President’s advisers and one of these six Ministers has not been lawfully appointed.  This is something that needs to be cleared up by the Office of the President and Cabinet as soon as possible – if necessary, by the appointment of an Acting Minister for the Ministry concerned pending a lawful substantive appointment.
  2. Deputy Ministers are appointed to assist Ministers in the exercise of their functions [Constitution, section 104(2)].
  3. There are 20 Ministries.6 of them are without Deputy Ministers, notably Finance and Economic Development, and Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs – both of which are major Ministries with sufficient resp

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