Mnangagwa stuffs cabinet with family, loyalists

Published: 12 September 2023
OPPOSITION Citizen Coalitions for Change (CCC) is steamed up after President Emmerson Mnangagwa appointed his family members and loyalists to ministerial positions.

Mnangagwa announced his new cabinet Monday with his son David Kudakwashe and nephew Tongai getting the Deputy Finance and Deputy Tourism ministers respectively.

His loyalists, couple Christopher and Monica Mutsvangwa were awarded with the Ministry of Veterans of Liberation and of Women Affairs.

Chikomba West MP and Studio 263 actress Tatenda Mavetera credited with establishing the "4ED" affiliate groups which drummed up support for Mnangagwa was rewarded with the ICT Ministry.

Ziyambi Ziyambi who oversaw amendments of the legislation which strengthened Mnangagwa's hold onto power retained his post as Minister of Justice and his right-hand man Owen "Mudha" Ncube fired in 2022 from Minister of State Security post has bounced back as Minister of State for Midlands province.

Conspicuous by his absence from the list is Vice President Constantino Chiwenga who previously doubled as the Minister of Health of Child Care, a post now held by Douglas Mombeshora.

The appointments come days after Mnangagwa conferred his wife, Auxillia with an honorary PhD in Law from the University of Zimbabwe at a recent graduation ceremony.

CCC spokesperson, Promise Mkwananzi described the new cabinet as an "illegitimate and dangerous dynasty".

Some deputy ministers are yet to be appointed.

Finance and Investment Promotion

Prof Mthuli Ncube

Dep – David Kudakwashe Mnangagwa

Veterans of Liberation

Christopher Mutsvangwa

Deputy – Monica Mavhunga

Youth Empowerment and VTC

Tino Machakaire

Deputy – Mupamanga Junior

Sports, Recreation Arts and Culture

Kirsty Coventry

Deputy – Emily Jesaya

Environment,  Climate and Wildlife

Nqobizitha Ndlovu

Deputy – John Paradza

Tourism And Hospitality

Barbra Rwodzi

Deputy – Tongai Mnangagwa


Oppah Muchinguri

Deputy – Levy Mayihlome

Womens Affairs, Community and SME

Monica Mutsvangwa

Deputy – Jeniffer Mhlanga

Local Govt and Public Works

Winston Chitando

Foreign Affairs

Fredrick Shava

Home Affairs

Kazembe Kazembe

Justice, Legal and Parly

Ziyambi Ziyambi

Deputy – Obert Mazungunye


Jennifan Muswere


Tatenda Mavetera

Deputy – Dingumuzi Phuthi

Mines and Mining Development

Soda Zhemu

Higher and Tertiary Education

Prof Amon Murwira

Deputy – Simelizwezwe Sibanda

Primary and Secondary

T Moyo (Mash Central)

Deputy – Angeline Gata

Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare

July Moyo

Mrs Dinha

Industry and Commerce

Sithembiso Nyoni

Transport and Infrastructure Development

Felix Mhona

Energy and Power Development

Edgar Moyo

National Housing

Daniel Garwe

Deputy – Yeukai Simbanegavi

Land Agriculture

Dr Masuka

Deputy – Vangelis Haritatos

Deputy – Davis Marapira


Dr Mombeshora

Provincial Affairs in the OPC

Lovemore Matuke

Skills Audit and Development

Paul Mavhima


BULAWAYO – Hon Judith Ncube

HARARE – Hon Charles Tawengwa

MANICALAND – Hon Matsikenyeri

MAT SOUTH – Hon E Ndlovu

MIDLANDS – Hon Owen Ncube

MASH WEST- Hon M. Chombo

MAT NORTH – Hon R. Moyo

MASVINGO – Hon E R Chadzamira


MASH EAST – Hon A Munzverengi
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