Giles Mutsekwa

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The Right Honourable
Giles Mutsekwa
MP
Minister of Home Affairs of Zimbabwe
Incumbent
Assumed office
13 February 2009
Serving with Kembo Mohadi
Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai
Personal details
Born (1948-09-14) 14 September 1948 (age 66)
Political party Movement for Democratic Change-Tsvangirai

Giles Mutsekwa (born 14 September 1948) is a Zimbabwean politician. He was appointed to the unity government as one of two co-ministers of Home Affairs by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai in February 2009 and sworn into office on February 13.[1] He concurrently served as secretary for Security and Intelligence of the MDC-T, and served as MP for Mutare North from 2000 to 2008. In 2010, he was reassigned and became Minister for Housing.[2]

Background[edit]

Earlier in his political career, he was a member of Zimbabwe Unity Movement and the Manicaland Provincial Chairman. He also joined The Democratic Party and was the founder member and National Chairman. He is also a trained soldier with various military awards, which include General Service Medal – Bronze Cross of Zimbabwe. He has held several posts in the army including the post of Officer CADET (UK) 1978-1979 and in 1983 he was promoted to the rank of Captain. He also participated in the Military campaigns of Mozambique between 1982-86.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New governors soon: Mutsekwa". The Zimbabwean. 3 April 2009. Retrieved 28 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Tsvangirai fires four ministers, reassigns others". The Zimbabwe Guardian. June 23, 2010. Retrieved 28 February 2011.