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Zanu-PF Politburo members reshuffled

by Staff reporter
02 Dec 2021 at 05:27hrs | Views
Zanu-PF First Secretary President Mnangagwa yesterday reshuffled Politburo members, with Christopher Mutsvangwa being appointed as the party's Secretary for Information and  First Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa becoming the Secretary for Environment and Tourism.

She was previously the deputy Secretary.

Mike Bimha is now the party's Political Commissar, taking over on a substantive basis from Patrick Chinamasa who reverts to his position as Secretary for Economic Affairs. Dr Bimha will be deputised by Lillian Zemura.

The First Lady takes over from Prisca Mupfumira.

Mutsvangwa, who is also the War Veterans chairman, was the Secretary for Science and Technology before his latest appointment and is taking over from the late national hero Simon Khaya Moyo.

Monica Mutsvangwa, who is also the Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services has been appointed as the Deputy Secretary for Transport and Social Welfare.

Committee member Ziyambi Ziyambi has been elevated to the position of Secretary for Science and Technology. Josiah Hungwe who was the Secretary for Production and Labour is now a senior member in the Politburo, while Kenneth Musanhi takes over the reins as the new Secretary for Production and Labour.

Judith Ncube was also appointed as a Politburo member with immediate effect representing Bulawayo province.

Cdes Frederick Shava, Omega Hungwe and Oliver Chidawu have been appointed as Committee members in the Politburo with immediate effect.

Monica Mavhunga is now the  deputy Secretary for Education in the Politburo, while Alice Dube has also been appointed to the Politburo, replacing Cain Mathema who is unwell.

Addressing the media at a post-Politburo meeting at the party headquarters in Harare last night, outgoing acting Secretary for Information and Publicity Dr Bimha who was flanked by the new Secretary for Information and Publicity Mutsvangwa and the department's director Tafadzwa Mugwadi announced the appointments.

Mutsvangwa thanked President Mnangagwa for appointing him as the spokesperson of the party.

"It's a big task and I will try my best to discharge my duties to the best of my abilities," said Mutsvangwa.

Meanwhile, Bimha said the party's provincial elections are expected to be held before Christmas as party of the ongoing restructuring exercise.

Source - The Herald