After yesterday’s appointments and reassignments, the Zimbabwean cabinet now has 25 ministers and 18 deputies. These are further augmented by 10 provincial ministers ( we all thought since the posts of governors were abolished this would lead to a reduced cabinet, well we were wrong).

This means our bloated government just grew by 6 new members. This includes a whole new Ministry created by the President. The Ministry of National Housing and Social Amenities with Minister Daniel Gwarwe in charge deputised by Yeukai Simbanegavi.

With the government busy sjamboking the general populace with austerity measures this is just disappointing. Given past records don’t for a second thing that the new cabinet will suddenly come to life. They just added new pigs to the trough.

The Ministers

  1. Minister of Finance – Prof Mthuli Ncube
  2. Minister of Youth, Sport & Recreation – Kirsty Coventry
  3. Minister of Justice – Ziyambi Ziyambi
  4. Minister of ICT – Jenfan Muswere
  5. Minister of Energy – Fortune Chasi
  6. Minister of Foreign Affairs – Sibusiso Moyo
  7. Minister of Information – Monica Mutsvangwa
  8. Minister of Primary and Secondary Education – Cain Mathema
  9. Minister of Mines – Winston Chitando
  10. Minister of Home Affairs – Kazembe Kazembe
  11. Minister of Defence – Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri
  12. Minister of Health – Obadiah Moyo
  13. Minister of Environment, Climate Change and Tourism – Mangaliso Ndlovu
  14. Minister of Lands and Agriculture – Perrence Shiri
  15. Minister of Transport – Joel Biggie Matiza
  16. Minister of Industry – Sekai Nzenza
  17. Minister of Local Government – July Moyo
  18. Minister of Women Affairs and SMEs – Sithembiso Nyoni
  19. Minister of Public, Labour and Social Welfare – Prof Paul Mavhima
  20. Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education – Prof Amon Murwira
  21. Minister of National Housing and Social Amenities – Daniel Garwe
  22. Minister of State Security – Owen Ncube
  23. Minister of State in the President’s Office in Charge of Implementation – Jorum Gumbo
  24. Minister of State in Vice President Kembo Mohadi’s Office – Davies Marapira
  25. Minister of State in Vice President Constantino Chiwenga’s Office – Evelyn Ndhlovu

The Deputies

  1. Deputy Minister of Defence – Victor Matemadanda
  2. Deputy Minister of Local Government – Marian Chombo
  3. Deputy Minister of Public Service – Lovemore Matuke
  4. Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce – Raj Modi
  5. Deputy Minister of Home Affairs – Michael Madiro
  6. Deputy Minister of Primary and Secondary Education – Edgar Moyo
  7. Deputy Minister of Lands and Agriculture – Douglas Karoro
  8. Deputy Minister of Lands and Agriculture – Peter Haritatos
  9. Deputy Minister of Energy – Magna Mudiwa
  10. Deputy Minister of Information – Energy Mutodi
  11. Deputy Minister of ICT – Dingumuzi Phuti
  12. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade – David Musabayana
  13. Deputy Minister of Women Affairs and SMEs – Jennifer Mhlanga
  14. Deputy Minister of National Housing and Social Amenities – Yeukai Simbanegavi
  15. Deputy Minister of Higher Education – Raymore Machingura
  16. Deputy Minister of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation – Tinoda Machakarika
  17. Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Development – Clemence Chiduwa
  18. Deputy Minister of Health and Child Care – John Mangwiro

The Provincial Ministers

  1. Bulawayo – Judith Ncube
  2. Mashonaland West – Mary Mliswa
  3. Midlands – Larry Mavima
  4. Matabeleland South – Abednico Ncube
  5. Matabeleland North – Richard Moyo
  6. Mashonaland Central – Monica Mavhunga
  7. Mashonaland East – Apollonia Munzverengi
  8. Masvingo – Ezra Chadzamira
  9. Manicaland – Ellen Gwaradzimba
  10. Harare – Oliver Chidawu