Zimbabwe Government of National Unity of 2009

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The Government of National Unity refers to Zimbabwe's coalition government that was formed on 13 February 2009 following the inaugurations of Morgan Tsvangirai as Prime Minister and Thokozani Khuphe and Arthur Mutambara as Deputy Prime Ministers. It is a coalition organized among President Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front, Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change, and Mutambara's MDC, as agreed to during recent negotiations.

Following the deal's signing, a "sticking point" for the implementation of the agreements in the fourth quarter 2008 was the allocation of Cabinet positions between the two MDC factions and ZANU-PF, particularly the Home Affairs Ministry. It stopped the negotiations' progress until late January 2009, when the MDC-T agreed to share the Ministerial portfolio with ZANU-PF on a rotating basis, as advised by the Southern African Development Community.

Cabinet[edit]

The following appointments have been made[1][2][3][4][5][6]

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Portfolio Minister
President Robert Gabriel Mugabe (ZANU-PF)
Vice President Joyce Teurai Ropa Mujuru MP (ZANU-PF)
Vice President Sen John Landa Nkomo (ZANU-PF)
Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai (MDC-T)
Deputy Prime Minister Prof Arthur Mutambara (MDC-M)
Deputy Prime Minister Thokozani Khuphe MP (MDC-T)
Minister of Public Service Prof Elphas Mukonoweshuro MP (MDC-T)
Minister of Women's Affairs, Gender and Community Development Olivia Muchena MP (ZANU-PF)
Minister of Defence Emmerson Mnangagwa MP (ZANU-PF)
Minister of Youth Development, Indigenisation and Empowerment Savior Kasukuwere MP (ZANU-PF)
Minister of Science and Technology Development Prof Heneri Dzinotyiwei MP (MDC-T)
Minister of Economic Planning and Investment Promotion Elton Mangoma MP (MDC-T)
Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education Stan Gorerazvo Mudenge MP (ZANU-PF)
Minister of Industry and Commerce Prof Welshman Ncube[7] (MDC-M)
Minister of Regional Integration and International Cooperation Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga[7] (MDC-M)
Minister of Home Affairs Co-minister: Giles Mutsekwa MP (MDC-T)
Co-minister: Kembo Dugish Campbell Mohadi MP (ZANU-PF)
Minister of Finance Tendai Biti MP (MDC-T)
Minister of Health and Child Welfare Sen Dr Henry Madzorera (MDC-T)
Minister of Local Government and Urban Development Ignatius Morgan Chiminya Chombo MP (ZANU-PF)
Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs Sen Patrick Antony Chinamasa (ZANU-PF)
Minister of Agriculture Sen Joseph Mtekwese Made (ZANU-PF)
Minister of Education, Sport and Culture Sen David Coltart (MDC-M)
Minister of Environment Francis Dunstun Chenayimoyo Nhema MP (ZANU-PF)
Minister of Tourism Walter Mzembi MP (ZANU-PF)
Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs Adv Eric Matinenga MP (MDC-T)
Minister of State Enterprise and Parastatals Samuel Sipepa Nkomo[7] (MDC-T)
Minister of Information and Communications Technology Nelson Chamisa MP (MDC-T)
Minister of Public Works Theresa Makoni MP (MDC-T)
Minister of Labour and Social Welfare Paurine Mpariwa MP (MDC-T)
Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development Tasanangurwa Nicholas Goche MP (ZANU-PF)
Minister of Mines and Mining Development Obert Moses Mpofu MP (ZANU-PF)
Minister of National Housing and Social Amenities Fidelis Mhashu MP (MDC-T)
Minister of Energy and Power Development Eng Elias Mudzuri MP (MDC-T)
Minister of Foreign Affairs Sen Simbarashe Simbanenduku Mumbengegwi (ZANU-PF)
Minister of Media, Information and Publicity Webster Kotiwa Shamu MP (ZANU-PF)
Minister of Water Resources and Development Joel Gabuza MP (MDC-T)
Minister of Lands and Land Resettlement Herbert Murerwa MP (ZANU-PF)
Provincial Governor of Mashonaland East Sen Aeneas Chigwedere (ZANU-PF)
Provincial Governor of Mashonaland West Sen Faber Chidarikire (ZANU-PF)
Provincial Governor of Mashonaland Central Sen Martin Dinha (ZANU-PF)
Provincial Governor of Masvingo Sen Willard Chiwewe (ZANU-PF)
Provincial Governor of Matabeleland North
Provincial Governor of Matabeleland South
Provincial Governor of Manicaland
Provincial Governor of Midlands
Provincial Governor of Harare
Provincial Governor of Bulawayo



One of the positions of Vice-President was held by Joseph Msika until his death in August 2009. In December 2009, John Nkomo was appointed to that position.[8]

Ministers of State[edit]

The following appointments have been made:[4][9][10]

Portfolio Minister
Minister of State for Presidential Affairs Didymus Noel Edwin Mutasa MP (ZANU-PF)
Minister of State for National Security in the President’s Office Sydney Tigere Sekeramayi MP (ZANU-PF)
Minister of State in the President's Office Sen John Landa Nkomo (ZANU-PF) (up to December 2009)[8]
Minister of State in the Vice-President's Office (Office of Sen Joseph Msika) Sen Flora Buka (ZANU-PF)
Minister of State in the Vice-President's Office (Office of Joyce Teurai Ropa Mujuru MP) Sylvester Robert Nguni MP (ZANU-PF)
Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office Gorden Moyo (MDC-T)
Minister of State in the Deputy Prime Minister's Office (Office of Thokozani Khuphe MP) Sen Sekai Masikana Holland (MDC-T)
Minister of State in the Deputy Prime Minister's Office (Office of Prof Arthur Mutambara) Sen Gibson Jama Sibanda (MDC-M)

Deputy Ministers[edit]

The following appointments have been made:[10]

Portfolio Deputy Minister
Deputy Minister of Public Service Andrew Langa MP (ZANU-PF)
Deputy Minister of Women's Affairs, Gender and Community Development Evelyn Pfugamai Masaiti MP (MDC-T)
Deputy Minister of Youth Development, Indigenisation and Empowerment Thamsanqa Mahlangu MP (MDC-T)
Deputy Minister of Economic Planning and Investment Promotion Samuel Undenge MP (ZANU-PF)
Deputy Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education Sen Lutho Addington Tapela (MDC-M)
Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce Michael Chakanaka Bimha MP (ZANU-PF)
Deputy Minister of Regional Integration and International Cooperation Sen Reuben Marumahoko (ZANU-PF)
Deputy Minister of Health and Child Welfare Douglas Tendai Mombeshora MP (ZANU-PF)
Deputy Minister of Local Government and Urban Development Sesel Zvidzai MP (MDC-T)
Deputy Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs Jessie Fungai Majome MP (MDC-T)
Deputy Minister of Agriculture (MDC-T)
Deputy Minister of Education, Sport and Culture Lazarus Dokora MP (ZANU-PF)
Deputy Minister of State Enterprise and Parastatals Walter Kufakunesu Chidakwa MP (ZANU-PF)
Deputy Minister of Public Works Guy Georgias (ZANU-PF)
Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Welfare Tracy Mutinhiri MP (ZANU-PF)
Deputy Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development Tichaona Mudzingwa MP (MDC-T)
Deputy Minister of Mines and Mining Development Murisi Zwizwai MP (MDC-T)
Deputy Minister of Energy and Power Development Hubert Nyanhongo MP (ZANU-PF)
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Moses Mzila Ndlovu MP (MDC-M)
Deputy Minister of Media, Information and Publicity Jameson Zvidzai Timba MP (MDC-T)

The following have been nominated, but not yet sworn in:[1][10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tsvangirai names MDC-M MP to Cabinet". NewZimbabwe.com. 10 Feb 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-10. 
  2. ^ "Mutambara set to pick Coltart for Education Minister". The Zimbabwean. 13 Feb 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-10. 
  3. ^ "Mugabe announces full cabinet". The Times (South Africa). 10 Feb 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-13. 
  4. ^ a b "Tsvangirai drops Bhebhe, Cross as Mugabe names inflated Cabinet". NewZimbabwe.com. 13 Feb 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-13. 
  5. ^ "Cabinet sworn in amid chaotic scenes". NewZimbabwe.com. 13 Feb 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-13. 
  6. ^ "Mugabe appoints 3 senators, 7 governors". TalkZimbabwe. 25 Aug 2008. Retrieved 2009-02-15. [dead link]
  7. ^ a b c Ministers and Minister of State who must be appointed to the Senate
  8. ^ a b "John Nkomo takes oath of office as VP". Zim Eye. 14 Dec 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-30. 
  9. ^ "New Cabinet appointed". The Herald (Zimbabwe). 13 Feb 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-13. 
  10. ^ a b c "Mugabe swears in 19 deputy ministers, 5 Ministers of State". NewZimbabwe.com. 20 Feb 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-20.