President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed his Vice Presidents, General (Retired) Constantino Chiwenga and Kembo Mohadi two Ministerial Portfolios. Chiwenga is now the Minister of Defence and War Veterans Affairs while Mohadi has been appointed Minister of National Peace and Reconciliation. Mohadi’s new portfolio was previously held by former Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko.
Here is the press statement from Justin Mupamhanga, the Acting Chief Secretary To The President and Cabinet.
PRESS STATEMENT BY THE ACTING CHIEF SECRETARY TO THE PRESIDENT AND CABINET ON ASSIGNMENT OF FUNCTIONS TO HONOURABLE VICE PRESIDENTS OF THE REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE
In terms of Section 99 of the Constitution, the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe may assign functions to Vice Presidents to assist him/her in the discharge of his/her functions and perform any other functions, including the administration of any Ministry or Department or Act of Parliament.
Accordingly, His Excellency the President, Cde E.D. Mnangagwa, has duly assigned Honourable Vice President General (Rtd.) Dr Constantino Guveya Dominic Nyikadzino Chiwenga to administer the Ministry of Defence and War Veterans Affairs. Honourable Vice President Kembo Campbell Dugishi Mohadi will administer the National Peace and Reconciliation Portfolio.
The assignments are with immediate effect.
ACTING CHIEF SECRETARY TO THE PRESIDENT AND CABINET