Some Presidential Advisory Council Members in 2019

The Presidential Advisory Council was a group of individuals brought together by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to advise him after violent mass protests in January 2019 and a violent crackdown on Zimbabweans by the military and police that followed. [1]

The council includes notable individuals in business and religious leadership such as Natalie Jabangwe (leader at EcoCash), Shingi Munyeza (outspoken cleric), Kudakwashe Tagwieri (established entrepreneur) and Trevor Ncube a media entrepreneur.

Members of Presidential Advisory Council The following have been appointed Presidential Advisory Council members:

Rejecting Appointment

One religious leader, Kenneth Mtata publicly turned down the appointment indicating he had not been approached directly his name was mentioned in association with the list on ZBC TV. He also said that he would serve the country through other platforms

It has been brought to my attention today that my name has been included on the list of individuals appointed to serve as members of the Presidential Advisory Council. The same has been announced on national television. I feel really flattered to be invited to serve the nation and President in such a role in a moment as this. My current position will however limit effective functioning in such a huge role. I have therefore humbly withdrawn my name. The President will be fully briefed of my commitment to the Nation Building agenda and I will support his efforts in other ways within my capabilities.[2]


  1. Breaking: Emmerson Mnangagwa Forms Presidential Advisory Council – List Leaked, Pindula News, Published:30 January 2019, Retrieved: 21 April 2019
  2. Kenneth Mtata Turns Down Mnangagwa’s Advisory Council Appointment, Pindula News, Published: 30 Jan 2019, Retrieved: 30 Jan 2019