tsvangiraim.jpgMDC-T leader, Mr. Morgan Tsvangirai has dismissed the Minister of Energy and Power Development, Engineer Elias Mudzuri and three more of his ministers from the inclusive government and redeployed several others in an MDC-T ministerial reshuffle targeting non-performers in the party.    Prime Minister Tsvangirai announced the ministerial reshuffle at his party’s headquarters in Harare. 

 

Ministers  that have been recalled to the party are Engineer Elias Mudzuri, Mr. Fidelis Mhashu who was Minister of National Housing and Social Amenities, the Deputy Minister of Youth Development, Indigenisation and Empowerment, Thamsanqa Mahlangu and the Deputy Minister of Women, Gender and Community Development, Evelyn Masaiti.

 

Mr. Tsvangirai also announced new ministers, including Mr. Tapiwa Mashakada, who becomes the Minister of Economic Planning and Investment Promotion and Mr. Jameson Timba, who has been elevated to the post of Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office.

 

Mr. Tapiwa Mashakada replaced the former Minister of Economic Planning and Investment Promotion, Mr. Elton Mangoma, who has been redeployed to the Ministry of Energy and Power Development, a post left vacant by Engineer Mudzuri. 

 

The Minister of Public Works, Mrs. Theresa Makone has been redeployed to the Ministry of Home Affairs, taking over from Mr. Giles Mutsekwa, who has replaced Mr. Mhashu in the Ministry of Housing and Social Amenities.

 

Mr. Gorden Moyo has been redeployed to the Ministry of State Enterprises and Parastatals taking over from Mr. Joel Gabuza who has crossed over to take charge of the Ministry of Public Works.

 

Former Deputy Minister of Mines and Mining Development Mr. Murisi Zwizwai has been redeployed to become Deputy Minister of Media, Information and Publicity while Mr. Gift Chimanikire comes in as the new Deputy Minister of Mines and Mining Development. While former Deputy of Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs Jessie Majome was redeployed to the Ministry of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development replacing Mrs. Evelyn Masaiti.

Mr. Obert Gutu will come in as the new deputy minister of Justice while Mr. Tongai Matutu becomes the deputy minister of Youth, Indigenisation and Empowerment.
 
Mr. Tsvangirai told the media that the changes are with immediate effect as he has already briefed the Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces President Robert Mugabe whom he said will swear in the new ministers on Thursday the 24th of June.

 

It is howvever understood that the MDc-T can only recall its own ministers from the inclusive government and the appointments will be made by the Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces President Robert Mugabe.