In a letter, Finance Minister Minister Prof Mthuli Ncube announced he has appointed controversial Zanu PF activist William Gerald Mutumanje, better known as Acie Lumumba the new spokesman for his ministry.
Lumumba, will chair the ministry’s ‘Communications Taskforce’ and will be expected to work three days a week. It is not clear how Lumumba landed the position and whether the post was ever advertised. Other members of the taskforce were not identified. The letter reads:
This letter serves to appoint you as chairman of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development Communications Taskforce. The (task-force) will reimburse you for all your reasonable and properly documented expenses that you incur in performing the duties of your office. It is my expectation that you will bring your experience in leadership and communications strategy to improve the communication between my office and the people of Zimbabwe.