President Emmerson Mnangagwa is reported to not have reappointed war veterans leader Christopher Mutsvangwa as his special advisor following his win in the July 30 harmonised elections. Sources in the Office of President and Cabinet who spoke to the Mail and Telegraph emphasized that Mutsvangwa had not been fired from his previous role but that the President was seeking to cut down on his cabinet as well as his advisors. Said the sources,
Ambassador Mutsvangwa has not been the President’s advisor for a long time. Everyone who was appointed as part of the new cabinet and to positions within the OPC had their names gazetted in announcements…Mutsvangwa was not fired per se, but his contract and appointment to that role was not renewed. He continues to be referred to, and quoted as the President’s advisor, which is incorrect.
Mutsvangwa has been in the news lately after he launched a broadside at businessman and owner of Sakunda Holdings Kuda Tagwirei. Mutsvangwa alleged that Tagwierei was blocking efforts to build a new oil pipeline from Mocambique because he wants to maintain his monopoly.
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