President Emmerson Mnangagwa Adjusts Cabinet, Dokora Fired: Full Statement
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has adjusted his first cabinet which he appointed on Thursday night. In the adjusted Cabinet, Lazarus Dokora, the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education was the major casualty after he was fired. Mnangagwa also appointed a new Cabinet minister and three special advisors. Professor Clever Nyathi, who was previously appointed Minister of Labour, has been moved to make way for Petronella Kagonye. He is now a special advisor to the President on issues of national healing and reconciliation.
ADJUSTMENT TO MINISTERIAL APPOINTMENTS
Following an earlier announcement by the Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet on appointments to Government, the following adjustments have been made to ensure compliance with the Constitution and considerations of gender, demography and special needs.
Hon. Petronella Kagonye as Minister of Labour and Social Welfare;
Hon.Paul Mavima as Minister of Primary and Secondary Education
Further, His Excellency the President has appointed the following as Special Advisors to him and his Office pending outcomes of the December Congress of the ruling ZANU-PF Party:
- Ambassador Chris Mutsvangwa as Special Advisor to the president
- Professor Clever Nyathi as Special Advisor in the Office of the President on National Peace and Reconciliation, which is expected to be headed by a Vice-President to be appointed, after Congress
- Cde Joshua Teke Malinga as Special Advisor in the Office of the President on Disability Issues.
Cabinet Ministers are invited to State House for the swearing-in ceremony scheduled for 0900HRS, Monday, 4th December, 2017.
Dr MJM Sibanda
CHIEF SECRETARY TO THE PRESIDENT AND CABINET