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LIVE: Mnangagwa Cabinet swearing in

Minister Kirsty Coventry
by Staff reporter
10 Sep 2018 at 08:03hrs | Views
Mnangagwa will today swear-in his newly appointed Cabinet of 20 members, 13 deputy ministers and nine provincial ministers, to come up with policies that can steer the nation out of its prolonged doldrums. The swearing-in ceremony takes place at 7am at State House.

In the new Cabinet line-up, President Mnangagwa dropped several big names from previous administrations, while blending new talent with experience. President Mnangagwa's "Dream Team" is expected to address a host of challenges, from persistent fiscal and balance of payments deficits to infrastructural and social decay accruing from the previous administration.
  • 10 Sep 2018 at 12:22hrs

  • 10 Sep 2018 at 11:47hrs

    12:03 - After the swearing in, the President, Vice Presidents and the sworn in officials go for a photo shoot.

  • 10 Sep 2018 at 11:31hrs

    11:41 - It is now time for deputy minister to be sworn in.

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    Monicah Mutsvangwa

  • 10 Sep 2018 at 10:52hrs

    11:35 – President Mnangagwa now calls upon the two ministers of state in VPs offices, Hon. Evelyne Ndlovu and Hon. Davis Marapira to take oath of office.

  • 10 Sep 2018 at 10:52hrs

    11:28 – Hon. Judith Ncube (Bulawayo), Hon. Mary Mliswa (Mashonaland West), Hon. Apollonia Munzverengi (Mashonaland East), Hon. Monica Mavhunga (Mashonaland Central), Hon. Ellen Gwaradzimba (Manicaland), Hon. Larry Mavhima (Midlands), Hon. Ezra Chadzamira (Masvingo), Hon. Abednico Ncube (Matabeleland South) and Matabeleland North’s Hon. Richard Moyo sign the paperwork confirming their appointment before the President.

  • 10 Sep 2018 at 10:51hrs

    11:21 – Professor Paul Mavima is the last cabinet minister to sign, and President Mnangagwa now reads out the law on the appointment and swearing in of provincial ministers, before asking them to take an oath.

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    11:14 – Ministers Joel Biggie Matiza, Kazembe Kazembe, Monica Mutsvanga, Winstone Chitando also sign in that order.

  • 10 Sep 2018 at 10:51hrs

    11:09 – And then, Hon. Kirsty Coventry signs, followed by Hon. Joel Biggie Matiza.

  • 10 Sep 2018 at 10:51hrs

    Minister Kirsty Coventry after swearing in

  • 10 Sep 2018 at 10:50hrs

    11:07 – Then comes Dr Obediah Moyo, the Minister of Health and Child Care and then Cde Sekesai Nzenza.

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    11:06 – Hon. Mangaliso Ndlovu, the new Industry and Commerce Minister, signs before the President.

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    11:03 – Upcomes the Agriculture Minister Air Chief Marshal Perrence Shiri, followed by Cde Sithembiso Nyoni.

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    11:01 – Cde Prisca Mupfumira has also done it.

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    10:59 – Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister, Retired Lt. Gen Sibusiso Moyo is next.

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    10:58 – Cde Cain Mathema, the new Home Affairs Minister, signs.

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    10:56 – Now comes Cde Joram Gumbo, who has been moved from the Transport portfolio to Energy, to sign before the President.

  • 10 Sep 2018 at 10:48hrs

    10:55- The new Defence Minister, Cde Oppah Muchinguri Kashiri is second to sign, followed by Cde July Moyo.

  • 10 Sep 2018 at 10:48hrs

    10:52 – The new Finance Minister, Professor Mthuli Ncube is the first to sign papers before the President and his two Vice Presidents.

  • 10 Sep 2018 at 10:48hrs

    10:50 – President Mnangagwa reads out the law that empowers him to appoint a cabinet and then asks the ministers to say out their oath of office as a group.

  • 10 Sep 2018 at 10:48hrs

    10:44 – After a long wait, the proceedings begin with the singing of the National Anthem. Remember, you can watch our live coverage of the cabinet swearing in ceremony on ZBC TV now.

  • 10 Sep 2018 at 08:43hrs

    09:00 - Speaking on the sidelines of the swearing in ceremony, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister designate, Retired Lieutenant General Dr Sibusiso Moyo says the re-engagement agenda has been successful as a number of countries are warming up to Zimbabwe.

    "In terms of participation in the international order, western nations were the first to warm up to Zimbabwe with countries such as Germany, France and the UK sending their representatives to Zimbabwe for further engagements. Zimbabwe has been informing all nations that the country is open for business, hence the need to be treated fairly on the global village."

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  • 10 Sep 2018 at 08:11hrs

    08:48 - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has arrived at State House and the new ministers and deputies will be sworn-in shortly.

  • 10 Sep 2018 at 08:11hrs

    08:32 - The Minister designates take their positions, others greet each others and relatives take their seats at the swearing in ceremony.

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  • 10 Sep 2018 at 08:07hrs

    08:00 - Deputy ministers and ministers of state and ministers of state in the vice presidents' office are also to be sworn in.

  • 10 Sep 2018 at 08:07hrs

    07:35 - Accompanied by by their relatives and friends, the ministers have started arriving at State House.

  • Ministers:

    10 Sep 2018 at 08:06hrs


    Finance and Economic Development - Hon. Professor Mthuli Ncube
    Defence and War Veterans - Hon. Oppah Muchinguri Kashiri
    Local Government, Public Works and National Housing - Hon. July Moyo
    Foreign Affairs and International Trade- Hon. Sibusiso B. Moyo
    Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare - Hon. Sekesai Nzenza
    Industry and Commerce - Hon. Mangaliso Ndlovu
    Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage- Hon. Cain Mathema
    Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development - Hon. Professor Amon Murwira
    Primary and Secondary Education - Hon. Professor Paul Mavima
    Lands, Agriculture, Water, Culture and Rural Resettlement - Hon. Air Chief Marshal Perrance Shiri
    Mines and Mining Development - Hon. Winston Chitando
    Energy and Power Development - Hon. Joram Gumbo
    Transport and Infrastructural Development - Hon. Joel Biggie Matiza
    Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services- Hon. Monica Mutsvangwa
    ICT and Courier Services- Hon. Kazembe Kazembe
    Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry - Hon. Prisca Mupfumira
    Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation - Hon. Kirsty Coventry
    Health and Child Care- Hon. Dr Obediah Moyo
    Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs - Hon. Ziyambi Ziyambi
    Women Affairs, Community, Small and Enterprises Development - Hon. Sithembiso Nyoni

  • Deputy Ministers:

    10 Sep 2018 at 08:06hrs


    Defence and War Veterans - Hon. Victor Matemadanda
    Local Government, Public Works and National Housing - Hon. Jennifer Mhlanga
    Public Service , Labour and Social Welfare - Hon. Lovemore Matuke
    Industry and Commerce - Hon. Rajeshakumart Modi
    Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage - Hon. Michael Madiro
    Primary and Secondary Education - Hon. Edgar Moyo
    Lands, Agriculture , Water, Culture and Rural Resettlement Hon. Douglass Karoro and Hon. Vangelis Haritatos
    Mines and Mining Development - Hon. Polite Kambamura
    Energy and Power Development - Hon. Magna Mudyiwa
    Transport and Infrastructural Development - Hon. Fortune Chasi
    Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services - Hon. Energy Mutodi
    ICT and Courier Services - Hon. Jerifan Muswere
    Sport, Arts and Recreation - Hon. Yeukai Simbanegavi

  • Ministers of state in Vice President's Office:

    10 Sep 2018 at 08:05hrs


    Hon. Vice President Rtd general C.G.D.N Chiwenga's office -Hon. Evelyn Ndlovu
    Hon. Vice President K.C.D Mohadi's office - Hon. Davis Marapira

  • Ministers of State for Provinces:

    10 Sep 2018 at 08:05hrs

    Harare……
    Bulawayo - Hon. Judith Ncube
    Mashonaland West - Hon. Mary Mliswa
    Mashonaland East - Hon. Apollonia Munzverengi
    Mashonaland Central - Hon. Monica Mavhunga
    Manicaland -Hon. Ellen Gwaradzimba
    Midlands - Hon. Larry Mavhima
    Masvingo - Hon. Ezra Chadzamira
    Matabeleland South - Hon. Abednico Ncube
    Matabeleland North - Hon. Richard Moyo

  • 10 Sep 2018 at 08:04hrs

    07:10 - Appointed on Friday, the cabinet has been branded ED’s Dream Team by various sectors of the media and new faces in the cabinet are Kirsty Coventry, Professor Mthuli Ncube, Hon. Sekesai Nzenza, Hon. Mangaliso Ndlovu and Hon. Joel Biggie Matiza.

  • 10 Sep 2018 at 08:04hrs

    07:00 - The job starts today as the new ministers will be sworn in shortly at State House, Harare.

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