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President Mnangagwa Names Deputy Ministers and Reassigns Ministers

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President Emmerson Mnangagwa reshuffled three ministers and appointed two deputy ministers on Wednesday, April 24th, making huge changes to his government.

According to a statement released by Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Martin Rushwaya, these amendments were made in compliance with Subsection 1 of Section 104 of the Zimbabwean Constitution and are going into force right now.

Former Minister of Local Government and Public Works Winston Chitando has rejoined the Mines and Mining Development Ministry, taking over from Minister Zhemu Soda, who is now the Minister of National Housing and Social Amenities.

In addition, Daniel Garwe is now the head of the Ministry of Local Government and Public Works instead of the National Housing and Social Amenities Ministry. President Mnangagwa

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Headman Moyo has been appointed as the Deputy Minister of Veterans of the Liberation Struggle Affairs, while Musa Ncube has been appointed as the new Deputy Minister of National Housing and Social Amenities.

The position of Deputy Minister of Energy and Power Development has been filled by Yeukai Simbanegavi, who was previously the Deputy Minister of National Housing and Social Amenities.

Journalist Hopewell Chin’ono compared the change to the stormy last years of the late former president Robert Mugabe’s administration. Chin’ono compared the current political climate to a lame soap show and voiced reservations about the competence of Mnangagwa’s government.

Chin’ono also brought up Operation Restore Legacy, the military coup that Zimbabwe’s military carried out without warning in November 2017. After discussions and the prospect of impeachment, this operation finally resulted in Mugabe’s resignation, ending his nearly four-decade-long leadership.

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