Francis Nhema

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The Right Honourable
Francis Nhema
MP
Minister of Youth Development, Indigenisation and Empowerment of Zimbabwe
Assumed office
11 September 2013
President Robert Mugabe
Preceded by Savior Kasukuwere
Minister of Environment of Zimbabwe
In office
13 February 2009 – 11 September 2013
President Robert Mugabe
Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai
Preceded by Walter Mzembi (Tourism)
Succeeded by Savior Kasukuwere
Minister of Environment and Tourism of Zimbabwe
In office
Unknown – 13 February 2009
President Robert Mugabe
Preceded by Unknown
Succeeded by Walter Mzembi (Tourism)
Personal details
Born (1959-04-17) 17 April 1959 (age 58)
Political party Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front
Alma mater Strathclyde University

Francis Nhema (born 17 April 1959) is a Zimbabwean politician, currently serving as Minister of Youth Development, Indigenisation and Empowerment; previously he was Minister of the Environment and Tourism. He is MP of the Shurugwi District.

He was educated at Strathclyde University in Scotland.

He benefited from the seizure of land from white farmers, taking over a 10 km² farm, Nyamanda, in the Karoi district about 200 km north of Harare, from farmer Chris Shepherd.[1]

During his tenure as Minister for the Environment, national parks have suffered greatly from poaching.[2][3]

He was elected on 11 May 2007 to head the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development.

When the ZANU-PFMovement for Democratic Change national unity government was sworn in on 13 February 2009, Nhema was included in the Cabinet as Minister of the Environment.[4]

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