Zimbabwe’s President Mnangagwa Announces Largely Unchanged Cabinet, Appoints Son as Deputy Finance Minister


Following a contentious victory in Zimbabwe’s general elections, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has unveiled a new cabinet. The lineup largely retains the ruling party’s heavyweights in crucial ministerial positions, with a few significant alterations.

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As anticipated, Mthuli Ncube retains his position as the Minister of Finance. In a notable move, Mnangagwa has appointed his son, David Kudakwashe, as Ncube’s deputy. Additionally, his nephew Tongai has been named the Deputy Minister for Tourism.

The Ministry of Health sees a change with Vice President Constatino Chiwenga being replaced by Dr. Douglas Mombeshora. Other reshuffles include Soda Zhemu taking over the mines ministry and July Moyo transitioning from Local Government and Public Works to the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare. The local government portfolio is now under the stewardship of former mines minister Winston Chitando.

Monica Mutsvangwa has moved from her role at information to head women affairs and SMEs, with her previous position now filled by Jennifan Muswere, the former ICT minister. Monica’s husband, Christopher Mutsvangwa, is now at the helm of a newly formed ministry of Veterans of Liberation.

Kirsty Coventry continues to lead the sports, recreation, and arts ministry while Frederick Shava remains in charge of foreign affairs. A new ministry of Skills Audit and Development has been introduced, headed by Prof Paul Mavhima.

The announcement of some deputy ministers is still pending.

Below is Emmerson Mnangagwa’s new Cabinet in full:

Finance & Investment Promotion

Prof Mthuli Ncube

Deputy: David Kudakwashe Mnangagwa

Youth Empowerment

Tino Machakaire

Deputy: Junior Mupamanga

Sports, Recreation, Arts & Culture

Kirsty Coventry

Deputy: Emily Jesaya

Environment, Climate and Wildlife

Mangaliso Ndlovu

Deputy: John Paradza

Veterans of Liberation

Christopher Mutsvangwa

Tourism and Hospitality

Barbra Rwodzi

Deputy: Tongai Mnangagwa


Oppah Muchinguri

Deputy: Levy Mayihlome

Women’s Affairs, Community & SMEs

Monica Mutsvangwa

Deputy: Jennifer Mhlanga

Local Government and Public Works

Winston Chitando

Foreign Affairs

Fredrick Shava

Home Affairs

Kazembe Kazembe

Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs

Ziyambi Ziyambi

Deputy: Obert Mazungunye


Jennifan Muswere

Information Communication Technology

Tatenda Mavetera

Deputy: Dingumuzi Phuthi

Mines and Mining Development

Zhemu Soda

Higher Education and Tertiary Education

Prof Amon Murwira

Deputy: Simelizizwe Sibanda

Primary and Secondary Education

T Moyo

Deputy: Angeline Gata

Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare

July Moyo

Deputy: Mrs Dinha

Industry and Commerce

Sithembiso Nyoni

Transport and Infrastructure Development

Felix Mhona

Energy and Power Development

Edgar Moyo

National Housing

Daniel Garwe

Deputy: Yeukai Simbanegavi

Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development

Anxious Masuka

Deputy: Vangelis Peter Haritatos

Deputy: Davis Marapira

Health and Child Care

Dr Douglas Mombeshora

Provincial Affairs in the Office of the President and Cabinet

Lovemore Matuke

Skills Audit & Development

Prof Paul Mavhima

Provincial Affairs Ministers

BULAWAYO – Judith Ncube

HARARE – Charles Tavengwa

MASVINGO – Ezra Chadzamira

MIDLANDS – Owen Ncube

MANICALAND – Nokuthula Matsikenyere

MASHONALAND EAST – Apollonia Munzverengwi


MASHONALAND CENTRAL – Christopher Magomo



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