Speaking at the signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between his ministry and various organisations, Minister of State for Liaising on Physchomotor Activities in Education Josiah Hungwe claims that President Robert Mugabe asked him to choose a ministry of his choice after Zanu-PF won the 2013 elections.
…the president sat down with me to say we have won elections after 2013 saka tiripaana (we are here now). Ko iwe unoda kuitei saminister (Which portfolio do you want)? Zvekuti uchaita minister zvanga zviri obvious asi iwe unoda kuitei (It was a foregone conclusion that you were going to be minister, but which ministry do you want)? I said education. He said what do you mean about education? I then said ‘I am experienced in this field’.
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Robert Mugabe was a politician and the former President of Zimbabwe. He was the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe from 1987 to November 2017. Prior to this, he was the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe since the attainment of independence in 1980. Mugabe resigned from... Read More About Robert Mugabe
Josiah Hungwe is the fromer Minister of State for Masvingo and a member of the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU PF) .He was appointed as the country's first ever Minister for Liaising on Psychomotor Activities in Education in 2013.He was later upgraded to... Read More About Josiah Hungwe