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names his cabinet team
Sibanda, SW Radio Africa
MDC President Morgan
Tsvangirai on Tuesday named his cabinet team that will join Robert
Mugabe's ZANU PF party in a unity government.
The MDC leader who is
due to be sworn in on Wednesday as Prime Minister made the announcement
at a press conference in Harare. His deputy, Thokozani Khupe and
Arthur Mutambara, leader of the MDC formation, will also be sworn
Tendai Biti, the party's
secretary general and chief negotiator, was named Finance Minister.
The contentious Home Affairs portfolio that will be co-shared by
ZANU PF has been given to Dangamvura and Chikanga MP in Mutare,
Giles Mutsekwa. Tsvangirai told journalists that the Home Affairs
Ministry required 'a strong individual to ensure that it enhances
the freedoms of Zimbabweans and proper administration of the citizen's
Our Harare correspondent
Simon Muchemwa, said the MDC leader described the new team of cabinet
members from his party as 'men and women chosen for their vision
of healing the nation.' Tsvangirai said 'the team will not only
bring the spirit of hope to the people of Zimbabwe but also their
significant technical skills in the challenging task of restoring
'This team will be tasked
with beginning the process of rebuilding our country during the
transition period,' Tsvangirai added.
Advocate Eric Matingenga was named the Constitutional and Parliamentary
Affairs Minister, while firebrand party spokesman Nelson Chamisa
will head the Information and Communications Technology Ministry.
Professor Elphas Mukonoweshuro
will head the Public Works Ministry, while his former University
of Zimbabwe counterpart, Professor Henry Dzinotyiwei, is the new
Minister for Science and Technology Development.
Former Harare Mayor Engineer
Elias Mudzuri will lead the Energy and Power Development Ministry,
while Bulawayo businessman and MP Eddie Cross will take charge of
the State Enterprise and Parastatals Ministry.
Kwekwe medical practitioner
Dr Henry Madzorera has been tasked with reviving the Health Ministry.
The MDC women's assembly chairperson Theresa Makone will head the
Public Services Ministry while another female MP, Paurine Mpariwa,
will lead the Social Welfare Ministry. Abednigo Bhebhe from the
MDC-M was surprisingly nominated by Tsvangirai to take charge of
Water Resources Development. Elton Mangoma, another party negotiator
to the talks, will be the Economic Planning and Investment Minister.
The popular treasurer
general of the party, Roy Bennett, who recently returned to Zimbabwe
after three years in exile in South Africa, was named Deputy Minister
of Agriculture. Dr Tichaona Mudzingwa, a former Zimbabwe National
Army surgeon, will be the Deputy Minister of Defence, while Harare
lawyer Jessie Majome will be the Deputy Minister of Justice. The
other three Deputy Ministers to fill the Foreign Affairs, Local
government and Women's Affairs portfolios will be announced after
further consultations between Tsvangirai and Mugabe.
The two leaders were
due to meet this afternoon to finalise the list of provincial governors
and the new structure of the country's security institutions. Mugabe
was locked for most parts of the morning in a marathon meeting with
his service chiefs.
- Finance Minister
Home Affairs - Giles Mutsekwa
Advocate Eric Matingenga - Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs
Chamisa - Information and Communications Technology Ministry
Professor Elphas Mukonoweshuro - Public Works Ministry
Professor Henry Dzinotyiwei - Minister for Science and Technology
Engineer Elias Mudzuri - Energy and Power Development Ministry
Eddie Cross - State Enterprise and Parastatals Ministry
Dr Henry Madzorera - Health Ministry
Theresa Makone - Public Services Ministry
Paurine Mpariwa - Social Welfare Ministry
Abednigo Bhebhe - Water Resources Development
Elton Mangoma - Economic Planning and Investment Minister
Roy Bennett - Deputy Minister of Agriculture
Dr Tichaona Mudzingwa - Deputy Minister of Defence
Jessie Majome - Deputy Minister of Justice
The other three Deputy
Ministers to fill the Foreign Affairs, Local government and Women's
Affairs portfolios will be announced after further consultations
between Tsvangirai and Mugabe.
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