Mnangagwa crowned as Grace Mugabe is tipped for ministerial post

Mnangagwa crowned as Grace Mugabe is tipped for ministerial post

Originally posted 2014-12-13 11:25:21.

HARARE- ZIMBABWE ‘s President Robert Mugabe  with  vice presidents Phelekezela Mphoko (R) and newly-sworn in Emmerson Mnangagwa (L) at the State House in Harare, December 12, 2014.

Meanwhile Mugabe appointed several ministers and deputies in accordance with Section 104 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe, Amendment Number 20 of 2013.

There are no surprises in the new-look cabinet sworn-in  as almost all the current ministers will be retained. The women’s affairs portfolio has been left vacant with indications that former liberation icon, Herbert Chitepo’s wife, Victoria, was dropped in the last minute due to old age.

Indications are that it may be filled by the president’s wife, Grace Mugabe.

She is expected to take over the Ministry of Women’s Affairs from Oppah Muchinguri, who is now the new minister of education. Former Deputy Information Minister, Supa Mandiwanzira, is expected to be the new Minister of Information Communication Technology, Samuel Undenge (Energy), Oppah Muchinguri (High Education), Simon Khaya Moyo (Economic Planning), Chris Mushowe (Youth and Indigenization), Mandy Chimhene (Provincial Affairs, Manicaland), Joel Biggie Matiza (Provincial Affairs, Mashonaland East), Prisca Mupfumira (Public Service), Chris Mutsvangwa (War Veterans) and his wife Monica Mutsvangwa (Deputy Minister of Information) and Tsitsi Muzenda (Deputy Minister of Energy). -Reuters/Additonal Reporting