‘No Opposition In My Cabinet’: Nation Shaken as President ED Mnangagwa Drops Bombshell with Cabinet Announcement
President ED Mnangagwa has shaken the nation with his newly appointed cabinet which has no opposition members. The president provided a clear explanation for this decision.
Exclusion of Opposition Politicians Explained by President
In a statement, President Mnangagwa justified his choice to exclude opposition politicians from his cabinet, citing his personal preference. “Because I am in that category of people who do not want to do it,” reported 263Chat.
Furthermore, the president highlighted his victory in the majority of the elections, suggesting that he was not obligated to include individuals from outside the ruling ZANU PF party.
Cabinet Retains Key Figures and Introduces Controversial Appointments
Minister of Finance, Mthuli Ncube, has retained his position, ensuring continuity in economic management. Notably, Kudakwashe David Mnangagwa, the president’s son, has been appointed as the deputy minister of Finance, adding a familial connection to the critical portfolio.
Kirst Coventry, renowned Olympic swimmer, continues as Minister of Sports, maintaining her influence in the field of athletics. However, the appointment of Barbara Rwodzi as Tourism minister has generated controversy, given her controversial background.
Ministerial Appointments Unveiled
The President’s cabinet includes several notable appointments:
- Tino Machakaire as Minister of Youth, with Junior Mupamanga serving as the deputy.
- Mangaliso Ndlovu takes on the role of Minister of Environment and Climate, while John Paradza serves as the deputy.
- Barbra Rwodzi assumes the position of Tourism minister, with Tongai Mnangagwa as the deputy.
- Oppah Muchinguri becomes the Minister of Defence, accompanied by Levy Mayihlome as the deputy.
- Monica Mutsvangwa is appointed Minister of Women’s Affairs, with Jennifer Mhlanga as the deputy.
- Winston Chitando takes on the responsibility of Local Government.
- Fredrick Shava is appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs.
- Kazembe Kazembe assumes the role of Home Affairs minister.
- Ziyambi Ziyambi is designated as the Justice minister, with Obert Mazungunye as the deputy.
- Jennifan Muswere becomes the Minister of Information.
- Tatenda Mavetera takes charge of the ICT portfolio, with Dingumuzi Phuthi as the deputy.
- Zhemu Soda assumes the position of Mines minister.
- Amon Murwira becomes the Minister of Higher Education, accompanied by Simelizwezwe Sibanda as the deputy.
- T. Moyo takes on the responsibility of Primary and Secondary Education minister, with Angeline Gata as the deputy.
- July Moyo becomes the Minister of Public Service and Labour, accompanied by Mrs Dinha as the deputy.
- Sithembiso Nyoni assumes the position of Industry and Commerce minister.
- Felix Mhona takes charge of the Transport portfolio.
- Edgar Moyo becomes the Energy minister.
- Daniel Garwe is appointed National Housing minister, with Yeukai Simbanegavi as the deputy.
- Anxious Masuka takes on the responsibility of Lands and Agriculture minister, with Vangelis Peter Haritatos and Davis Marapira as deputies.
- David Mombeshora assumes the position of Health minister.
- Lovemore Matuke becomes the Minister of Presidential Affairs.
- Paul Mavhima takes charge of Skills Audit and Development.
Provincial Ministers Appointed
In addition to the cabinet, several provincial ministers have been appointed:
- Judith Ncube becomes the Bulawayo Provincial Minister.
- Charles Tavengwa assumes the role of Harare Provincial Minister.
- Ezra Chadzamira is appointed Masvingo Provincial Minister.
- Owen Ncube takes charge of Midlands Province.
- Nokuthula Matsikenyere becomes the Manicaland Provincial Minister.
- A Munzverengwi assumes the role of Mash East Provincial Minister.
- Miriam Chombo is appointed Mash West Provincial Minister.
- Christopher Magomo takes charge of Mash Central Province.
- Richard Moyo becomes the Mat North Provincial Minister.
- Evelyn Ndlovu assumes the role of Mat South Provincial Minister.