Cabinet of Zimbabwe

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The Cabinet of Zimbabwe is an executive body of appointed government ministers. Until 1987, the Cabinet was chaired by the Prime Minister; it is now headed by the President.


It consists of two vice-presidents, appointed ministers of government, and provincial governors.

Portfolio Minister
President Robert Gabriel Mugabe (ZANU-PF)
Vice President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa (ZANU-PF)
Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko (ZANU-PF)
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 Sydney Sekeramai (ZANU-PF)
Minister of Youth Development, Indigenisation and Empowerment Francis Nhema (ZANU-PF)
Minister of Science and Technology Development Prof Heneri Dzinotyiwei MP (MDC-T)
Minister of Economic Planning and Investment Promotion Tapiwa Mashakada MP (MDC-T)
Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education Opa Muchinguri (ZANU-PF)
Minister of Industry and Commerce Prof Welshman Ncube[1] (MDC-M)
Minister of Regional Integration and International Cooperation Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga[1] (MDC-M)
Minister of Home Affairs Co-minister: Theresa Makoni MP (MDC-T)
Co-minister: Kembo Dugish Campbell Mohadi MP (ZANU-PF)
Minister of Finance Patrick Chinamasa (ZANU-PF)
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 Lazarus Dokora (ZANU-PF)
Minister of Environment Saviour Kasukuwere (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 Gorden Moyo (MDC-T)
Minister of Information and Communications Technology Jonathan Moyo (Independent)
Minister of Public Works Joel Gabuza MP (MDC-T)
Minister of Labour and Social Welfare Paurine Mpariwa MP (MDC-T)
Ministry of Transport, Communication 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 Giles Mutsekwa MP (MDC-T)
Minister of Energy and Power Development Elton Mangoma 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 Samuel Sipepa Nkomo[1] (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

Relationship with Council of Ministers[edit]

According to the September 2008 deal that resulted out of political negotiations, the Cabinet will retain its structure, but the Council of Ministers of Zimbabwe will consist strictly of the 31 ministers who will serve as a liaison office; while the Cabinet will be chaired by the president, the council of ministers will be chaired by the restored office of prime minister.


  1. ^ a b c Ministers and Minister of State who must be appointed to the Senate