7 Truly Amazing Facts About Zimbabwe’s Cabinet…

In early July 2015, we found out that there was a cabinet reshuffle, with 3 new appointments and ministers being accorded new portfolios.

We’ve had a look at the team that has been assembled and managed to draw out these 7 amazing facts about them:

1. Sydney Sekeramayi

Sydney Sekeramayi

Current Minister of Defense, Sydney Sekeramayi is the only Minister in the current cabinet to have served in the very first cabinet in 1980. See full profile

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2. Ignatius Chombo

Ignatious Chombo

Current Minister of Home Affairs, Ignatius Chombo is the longest serving minister in one particular office, having led the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing for 15 years from 2000 to 2015 before his redeployment to the Home Affairs in July 2015. See full profile

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3. Kembo Mohadi

Kembo Mohadi

Minister of State for National Security in the President’s Office Kembo Mohadi together with Ambrose Mutinhiri are the only two members who were part of ZAPU before its amalgamation with ZANU PF through the Unity Accord in 1987. See full profile

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4. Supa Mandiwanzira

Supa Mandiwanzira

As Minister of Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services Supa Mandiwanzira is the youngest minister in the cabinet, aged 42. See full profile.

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5. David Parirenyatwa

David Parirenyatwa

Since his appointment, Dr David Parirenyatwa as Minister of Health, stands as the only minister that is yet to be assigned to a different ministry since his appointment in 2002. See full profile

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6. Ambrose Mutinhiri

Ambrose Mutinhiri

Ambrose Mutinhiri is the only member of the current cabinet who has contested against his former wife. In the 2013 elections Ambassador Ambrose was on a ZANU PF ticket while his ex-wife Tracy Mutinhiri was on an MDC T ticket. See full profile.

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7. Jonathan Moyo

Jonathan Moyo

As Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Jonathan Moyo is the only minister in the current cabinet to have stood in opposition to ZANU PF in an election and won. He was an independent candidate in the 2005 and 2008 elections.

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