Patrick Chinamasa demoted




PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe announced changes to his cabinet on Monday, with Patrick Chinamasa removed from finance while Walter Mzembi took over the foreign affairs ministry.

Mugabe revealed last week that he was working on re-assigning his ministers, warning that those who had underperformed would fall by the way side.

A statement by chief secretary to the President and Cabinet Misheck Sibanda confirmed the changes.

Chinamasa was demoted from Finance which was taken over by Ignatius Chombo, formerly Home Affairs while former CIO boss Happyton Bonyongwe joined cabinet as justice minister.

Walter Mzembi, previously described by Mugabe as his best minister, took over at Foreign Affairs, suggesting the veteran leader was impressed by his albeit unsuccessful global campaign to head the United Nations World Tourism Organisation.

CABINET CHANGES:

Minister of Finance – Ignatius Chombo
Minister of Foreign Affairs – Walter Mzembi
Minister of Home Affairs – Obert Mpofu
Minister of Macro-economic planning – Simbarashe Mumbengewi
Minister of Cyber Security – Patrick Chinamasa
Minister of Public Service -Patrick Zhuwao
Minister of Information – Simon Khaya Moyo
Minister of National Scholarships – Chris Mushohwe

NEW APPOINTMENS

Minister of Tourism – E Mbwembwe
Minister of Justice – Happiton Bonyongwe
Minister of War Veterans – Cain Mathema
Minister of Youth and Empowerment – C Mabuwa
Minister Matebeleland South – Maboyi Ncube
Minister Matebeleland Noth – T Mathuthu
Minister Mashonaland West – Webster Shamu
Minister Masvingo province – P Chimedza




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