Full List of Ministers and their Portfolios After Reshuffle

New Ministerial Line-up

Following the Presidents Cabinet reshuffle of 9th October 2017

 

Name of Ministry Minister after reshuffle Minister before reshuffle
Agriculture, Mechanization and Irrigation Development Joseph Made Joseph Made
Cyber Security, Threat Detection and Mitigation [new Ministry] Patrick Chinamasa
Defence Sidney Sekeramayi Sidney Sekeramayi
Energy and Power Development Samuel Undenge Samuel Undenge
Finance and Economic Development Ignatious Chombo Patrick Chinamasa
Foreign Affairs Walter Mzembi Simbarashe Mumbengegwi
Health and Child Welfare David Parirenyatwa David Parirenyatwa
Higher and Tertiary Education Jonathan Moyo Jonathan Moyo
Home Affairs Obert Mpofu Ignatious Chombo
Industry and Commerce Mike Bimha Mike Bimha
Information Communication Technology and Courier Services Supa Mandiwanzira Supa Mandiwanzira
Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Happyton Bonyongwe Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa
Lands and Rural Resettlement Douglas Mombeshora Douglas Mombeshora
Local Government, Rural Development and National Housing , [expanded to include Rural Development] Saviour Kasukuwere Saviour Kasukuwere
Macro-Economic Planning and Investment Promotions Simbarashe Mumbengegwi Obert Mpofu
Media, Information and Broadcasting Services Simon Khaya Moyo Christopher Mushohwe
Mines and Mining Development Walter Chidhakwa Walter Chidhakwa
National Security Kembo Mohadi Kembo Mohadi
Primary and Secondary Education Lazarus Dokora Lazarus Dokora
Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Patrick Zhuwao Priscah Mupfumira
Small and Medium Enterprises and Cooperative Development Sithembiso Nyoni Sithembiso Nyoni
Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture[expanded to include Arts and Culture] Makhosini Hlongwane Makhosini Hlongwane 
(Sport and Recreation only)
Tourism, Environment and Hospitality Industry 
[expanded to include Environment]
Edgar Mbwembwe Walter Mzembi
Transport and Infrastructure Development Joram Gumbo Joram Gumbo
Water Resources Development and Climate [reduced by losing Environment] Oppah Muchinguri Oppah Muchinguri
Welfare Services for War Veterans, War Collaborators, Former Political Detainees and Restrictees Cain Mathema Tshinga Dube
Women’s Affairs, Gender and Community Development Nyasha Chikwinya Nyasha Chikwinya
Youth Development, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Chiratidzo Mabuwa Patrick Zhuwao

 

Ministers of State
Title After reshuffle Before reshuffle
Minister of State for Liaising on Psychomotor Activities in Education Josia Hungwe Josia Hungwe
Minister of State in the Presidents’ Office Responsible for National Scholarships Christopher Mushohwe
Minister of State in Vice-President Mnangagwa’s Office Clifford Sibanda Clifford Sibanda
Minister of State in Vice-President Mphoko’s Office Tabitha Kanengoni Tabitha Kanengoni

 

 

Ministers of State for Provincial Affairs
Province After reshuffle Before reshuffle
Bulawayo Metropolitan Eunice Moyo Eunice Moyo
Harare Metropolitan Miriam Chikukwa Miriam Chikukwa
Manicaland Mandi Chimene Mandi Chimene
Mashonaland Central Martin Dinha Martin Dinha
Mashonaland East Ambrose Mutinhiri Ambrose Mutinhiri
Mashonaland West Webster Shamu Faber Chidarikire
Masvingo Paul Chimedza late Shuvai Mahofa
Matabeleland North Thokozile Mathuthu Cain Mathema
Matabeleland South Maboyi Ncube Abednico Ncube
Midlands Jason Machaya Jason Machaya

 

Notes

  • Although Vice-President Mnangagwa is no longer Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, he remains a member of Cabinet because Vice-Presidents are automatically Cabinet members [Constitution, section 105(1)].
  • The new Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs is Major General [retired]Happyton Bonyongwe   Until this appointment he was the Director-General of the Central Intelligence Organisation, a department of the Office of the President and Cabinet.  He is  a qualified lawyer.  He is not a member of Parliament but the Constitution allows the President to appoint up to 5 Ministers from outside Parliament [see note below].  As Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs he will probably become Leader of Government Business in Parliament, taking over from Vice-President Mnangagwa.  He will have ministerial responsibility for the Judicial Service Commission and for the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission.
  • Three other new Ministers were appointed –

o   Cain Mathema [previously Minister of State for Provincial Affairs, Matabeleland North] as Minister of Welfare Services for War Veterans, War Collaborators, Former Political Detainees and Restrictees;

o   Chiratidzo Mabuwa [previously Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce] as Minister of Youth Development, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment;

o   Edgar Mbwembwe [previously Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs] as Minister of Tourism, Environment and Hospitality Industry

  • Ten Ministers were reassigned as shown in the table above.
  • There are two new Ministries:

o   the completely new Ministry of Cyber Security, Threat Detection and Mitigation under former Minister of Finance and Economic Development Patrick Chinamasa;

o   the Department of National Scholarships under Minister of State for National Scholarships Christopher Mushohwe, formerly Minister of Media, Information and Broadcasting Services.  Dr Mushohwe has been Director of Presidential Scholarships for many years, but will now be responsible for Presidential and all other national scholarships previously administered by other Ministries

  • One Ministry has been dropped:  Rural Development and Preservation of Culture and Heritage
  • Three Ministers were dropped:

o   Prisca Mupfumira, formerly Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare

o   Tshinga Dube, formerly Minister of Welfare Services for War Veterans, War Collaborators, Former Political Detainees and Restrictees

o   Abednico Ncube, formerly Minister of Rural Development and Preservation of Culture and Heritage and acting Minister of State for Provincial Affairs in Matabeleland South.

  • One Minister of State for Provincial Affairs was dropped [Faber Chidarikire in Mashonaland West]
  • Four new Ministers of State for Provincial Affairs were appointed:

o   Webster Shamu in Mashonaland West, replacing Faber Chidarikire

o   Paul Chimedza in Masvingo, filling the vacancy left by the death of Shuvai Mahofa in August

o   Thokozile Mathuthu in Matabeleland North, replacing Cain Mathema [now Minister of Welfare Services for War Veterans, War Collaborators, Former Political Detainees and Restrictees]

o   Maboyi Ncube in Matabeleland South, replacing Abednico Ncube who continued to act in this post after his appointment as Minister of Rural Development and Preservation of Culture and Heritage.  Like new Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Happyton Bonyongwe, Mr Ncube is not an MP [see note on non-MP Ministers below]

Appointment of Ministers from Outside Parliament

The President may appoint up to five Ministers from outside Parliament “chosen for their professional skills and competence” [Constitution, section 104(3)].

Happyton Bonyongwe and Aaron Mabhoyi Ncube are not members of Parliament.  But They fill the fourth and fifth slots in this category of Minister, formerly filled by Martin Dinha [until his election as MP for Mazowe] and Faber Chidarikire, respectively.  The other three non-MP Ministers are Joseph Made, Lazarus Dokora and Patrick Zhuwao, at Agriculture, Primary and Secondary Education and Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare, respectively.

Ministers of State for Provincial Affairs

Reminder  Under the present Constitution, there is no special provision for Ministers for Provincial Affairs – whereas the former Constitution contained express provision for the President to appoint Provincial Governors.

Instead, the Constitution contains new provisions for the devolution of governmental powers and responsibilities to provincial and metropolitan councils, constituted by a province’s MPs, the mayors and chairpersons of the province’s local authorities and, in the case of the eight provincial councils, ten persons elected to the council by a system of proportional representation as part of every general election. 

The ten elected provincial councillors for each province were formally elected as part of the July 2013 general election, but apart from that nothing has been done to implement the new constitutional provisions.  As a result, the provincial and metropolitan councils have existed only on paper, the previous legislation and other arrangements for provincial affairs have remained in place unchanged, and it is fair to say that the Ministers of Provincial Affairs are the provincial governors of old in all but name.

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