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 Party
President Robert Mugabe ZANU–PF
First Vice President Joyce Mujuru MP ZANU–PF
Second Vice President Senator John Nkomo ZANU–PF
Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai MP MDC–T
Deputy Prime Minister Professor Arthur Mutambara MDC–M
Deputy Prime Minister Thokozani Khuphe MP MDC–T
Minister of Public Service 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 Saviour Kasukuwere MP ZANU–PF
Minister of Science and Technology Development Professor Henry Dzinotyiweyi MP MDC–T
Minister of Economic Planning and Investment Promotion Elton Mangoma MP MDC–T
Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education Stan Mudenge MP ZANU–PF
Minister of Industry and Commerce Senator Professor Welshman Ncube[7] MDC–M
Minister of Regional Integration and International Cooperation Senator Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga[7] MDC–M
Minister of Home Affairs Co-minister: Giles Mutsekwa MP MDC–T
Co-minister: Kembo Mohadi MP ZANU–PF
Minister of Finance Tendai Biti MP MDC–T
Minister of Health and Child Welfare Senator Doctor Henry Madzorera MDC–T
Minister of Local Government and Urban Development Ignatious Chombo MP ZANU–PF
Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs Senator Patrick Chinamasa ZANU–PF
Minister of Agriculture Senator Joseph Made ZANU–PF
Minister of Education, Sport and Culture Senator David Coltart MDC–M
Minister of Environment Francis Nhema MP ZANU–PF
Minister of Tourism Walter Mzembi MP ZANU–PF
Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs Eric Matinenga MP MDC–T
Minister of State Enterprise and Parastatals Senator 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 Nicholas Goche MP ZANU–PF
Minister of Mines and Mining Development Obert Mpofu MP ZANU–PF
Minister of National Housing and Social Amenities Fidelis Mhashu MP MDC–T
Minister of Energy and Power Development Elias Mudzuri MP MDC–T
Minister of Foreign Affairs Senator Simbarashe Mumbengegwi ZANU–PF
Minister of Media, Information and Publicity Webster 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 Senator Aeneas Chigwedere ZANU–PF
Provincial Governor of Mashonaland West Senator Faber Chidarikire ZANU–PF
Provincial Governor of Mashonaland Central Senator Martin Dinha ZANU–PF
Provincial Governor of Masvingo Senator 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 Senator Joseph Msika)
Sen Flora Buka (ZANU-PF)
Minister of State in the Vice-President's Office
(Office of Joice 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 Professor 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.