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appoints ministers, Senators
November 30, 2005
PRESIDENT Mugabe has
appointed two ministers and six Senators.
Cde Sithembiso Nyoni
was re-appointed Minister of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises
Development following her appointment as non-constituency Member
She replaces Deputy Speaker
of Parliament Cde Edna Madzongwe as non-constituency MP.
Cde Madzongwe is tipped
to land the post of President of the Senate in polls to be held
today when the new Senators will be sworn in.
Former Minister of Industry
and International Trade Cde Samuel Mumbengegwi has been appointed
Minister of State for Indigenisation and Empowerment, replacing
the late national hero Retired Air Chief Marshal Josiah Tungamirai,
who died in August.
Cde Mumbengegwi is the
Senator-elect for Chivi-Mwenezi following his victory in the weekend
Chief Secretary to the
President and Cabinet Dr Misheck Sibanda said in a statement yesterday
that the two ministers would be sworn in at State House today.
The six non-constituency
Senators are Mr Kantibhai Patel, Mrs Sheila Chipo Mahere, Mr Peter
Haritatos, Mr Aguy Clement Georgias, Mr Tazvitya Jonathan Mapfumo
and Cde Joshua Teke Malinga.
Secretary for Information
and Publicity Mr George Charamba said the new Senators were appointed
in accordance with the Constitution of Zimbabwe as read with Amendment
A long time member of
the ruling Zanu-PF and businessman, Cde Patel once served as a Senator
in the 1980s.
He also served as non-constituency
Member of Parliament in the 1990s.
Presently, he is the
Zanu-PF national deputy finance secretary.
Mrs Mahere is currently
the director of Musasa Project, a non-governmental organisation
while Mr Georgias is a renowned industrialist and owner of Trinity
Cde Malinga is a losing
Zanu-PF candidate for Makokoba-Bulawayo constituency and former
Mr Mapfumo is a prominent
Harare lawyer while Mr Haritatos is a well-known Kadoma, businessman,
farmer and miner.
The six — together
with their counterparts who were elected in the just-ended Senate
elections — will be sworn in today.
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