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Thursday, 07 April 2016

President Tsvangirai appoints Shadow Cabinet


President Morgan Tsvangirai today announced his shadow Cabinet that he said will work hard in crafting and articulating alternative policies and programmes for the country.

 He announced his shadow cabinet before the party’s national executive committee that met in Harare today to discuss the national crisis, adding that he had no doubt about the capacity of the men and women he had appointed.

President Tsvangirai stressed to the executive that the shadow Cabinet will not be a shadow of the ZANU PF Cabinet in the strictest sense because the current government had failed and there was nothing either to monitor or to shadow. Moreover, he said the current Cabinet was structured taking into cognizance the need to balance the ZANU PF factions and not necessarily to transform the lives of people. 

He said the MDC would not follow a template tainted by patronage, tired nationalism and factionalism. He bemoaned the apparent policy discord currently in government and said the MDC team will be robust in taking government to account and in policy articulation.

Apart from the shadow Cabinet, President Tsvangirai also appointed a team of portfolio secretaries that will shadow key Commissions, regulatory and statutory bodies.

The Shadow Cabinet

Finance                                                                                                                                Hon. Dr. Tapiwa Mashakada

Energy Development and Procurement                                                                Eng. Elias Mudzuri

Transport and Infrastructure                                                                      Hon. Morgen Komichi

Policy                                                                                                                    Hon. Nelson Chamisa

Tourism, Parks and National Resources                                                  Hon. Sithembile Mlotshwa

Information  Communication Technologies                                          Mr. Khalipani Phugeni

Local Government and Public Works                                                       Mr. Jameson Timba

Mines and Small scale Mining                                                                     Hon. Gabuzza Joel Gubuzza

Urban Development and Re-Enginering                                                                Hon. Eddie Cross

Foreign Affairs                                                                                                  Hon. Theresa Maonei Makone

Health                                                                                                                   Dr Henry Madzorera

Public Service, Labour and Social Security                                              Hon. Purina Mpariwa

Defence                                                                                                               Hon. Gift Chimanikire

Home Affairs                                                                                                     Rtd. Major Giles Mutsekwa

Women’s Affairs                                                                                              Hon. Fanny Chirisa

Legal Affairs                                                                                                       Mr. Douglas Togarasei Mwonzora

Commerce, Industry, Trade, Small and Medium Enterprises        Mr. T. Mureyi

Education, Tertiary and Vocationl Training                                            Prof. Heneri Dzinotyiwei

Agriculture, Infrastructure and Food Security                                      Mr. Valentine Ziswa


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