Eddie Cross

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Eddie Cross
MP for Bulawayo South
Assumed office
President Robert Mugabe
Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai
Preceded by David Coltart
Personal details
Born Edward Graham Cross
Political party MDC-T
Spouse(s) Jeanette
Children 2
Residence Bulawayo
Religion Protestant

Eddie Cross (born 1940) is a Member of Parliament for Bulawayo South, a renowned Zimbabwean economist and founder member of the mainstream Movement for Democratic Change party led by Morgan Tsvangirai. He is currently the Policy Coordinator General.

His career has been mainly in Agriculture. He attended Gwebi College and then worked for government on land resettlement in the Gokwe district before attending the University of Rhodesia in Salisbury where he received an honours degree in Economics. After that he worked as an economist eventually becoming Chief Economist in the Agricultural Marketing Authority in 1976. He was opposed to white minority rule during the Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith era.

After the internationally recognised independence of Zimbabwe in 1980, he was appointed first to head the Dairy Marketing Board and then the Cold Storage Commission. The CSC was the largest meat-marketing organisation in Africa. He was then CEO of the Beira Corridor Group, which promoted the rehabilitation of the Beira Corridor as an export outlet to the sea for land locked Zimbabwe.

On 10 February 2009, Tsvangirai designated Cross for the position of Minister of State Enterprise and Parastatals as part of the national unity government.[1] He was, however, dropped from the Cabinet list and replaced prior to the Cabinet's swearing in.[2]

He is married to Jeanette and has two children, Gary and Susan as well as four thoroughbred champion horses named Sasha, Laquinta, Charlie, and Mr. Onassis.[3]


  1. ^ "Zimbabwe: Full Tsvangirai MDC Cabinet List", SW Radio Africa (allAfrica.com), 10 February 2009.
  2. ^ "Mugabe retains old guard in Cabinet", The Zimbabwe Times, 12 February 2009.
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