Former Ministers David Parirenyatwa, Josiah Hungwe and Mike Bimha have been appointed as Zanu-PF Heads of Department for Health, Labour and Production, and Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment. These are full-time posts which the ruling party established to ensure that it exerts “its supremacy over Government.” Addressing the media after the 321st ordinary session of the ruling party’s Politburo meeting on Thursday, Zanu-PF secretary for Information and Publicity Simon Khaya Moyo said
As the party reconfigures itself and moves towards exerting its supremacy over Government, the President and the Politburo continued to establish full-time heads of departments at the party headquarters…The departments which have been added to the already existing which are run full time will be the department of health, the department of labour and production and the department of indigenisation and economic empowerment. As I speak, the heads of these departments have been advised and the head of the health department Cde Cleveria Chizema and David Parirenyatwa will take care of health issues and the head of labour and production Cde Josiah Hungwe will also be full time, so will be the head of indigenisation and economic empowerment Cde Mike Bimha.
…And of course, since the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing (Cde July Moyo) is full in Government, somebody has been assigned to oversee the activities of that department on a full-time basis and this a committee member of the Politburo who will be assisting Cde July Moyo in that department and that is Cde Edna Madzongwe.
After being dropped as Minister, Parirenyatwa was arrested for criminal abuse of office and the case is still at the courts.