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Shava Replaces Departed SB Moyo As Foreign Affairs Min

by Kudakwashe Vhenge

By Lloyd Takawira

In a min cabinet filling,  President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed current Zimbabwe Ambassador to the United Nations  Ambassador Fredrick Shava as foreign affairs and international trade minister to fill the void left behind by the departed Rt Lt General Sibusiso Moyo who died of covid-19 late last month. 

A statement from the Presidency  released  yesterday (Monday night) President Mnangagwa  also appointed Chikomba legislator  Felix Mhona as Transport and Infrastructural development minister  filling in positions of Joe Biggie Matiza who died of  the Covid-19.

The Presidency also appointed Chimanimani West Mp  Nokuthula Matsikenyere  as the new  Manicaland provincial minister replacing another victim of covid-19 Ellen Gwaradzimba, who also succumbed to the virus last month.

Zanu PF Manicaland provincial chair Mike Madiro  was moved from deputy minister of Home affairs and will now deputize Mhona in the transport ministry

In replacing Madiro as deputy minister of Home affairs Mnangagwa appointed Beitbridge West MP Ruth Maboyi Ncube as deputy home affairs minister. 

In beefing up his mouth piece, Mnangagwa appointed Makonde member of parliament Honourable  Kindness Paradza a former senior journalist to fill the vacant post of deputy information minister left by the scandalous  Energy Mutodi who fell from grace last year.

It is the appointment of Ambassador Fredrick Shava that has caught the public eye . The man not new to politics faces a daunting task of selling the Zimbabwean story to the world repairing Zimbabwean tattered mage.

In 1988, Shava the then the minister of state for political affairs, was implicated in the famous Willowgate scandal that rattled the Mugabe regime at the time.

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