Ignatious Chombo

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The Right Honourable
Ignatious Chombo
Minister of Local Government and Urban Development of Zimbabwe
In office
July 2000 – 6 July 2015
President Robert Mugabe
Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai
Deputy Sesel Zvidzai
Personal details
Born (1952-08-01) 1 August 1952 (age 64)
Southern Rhodesia
Political party Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front

Ignatious Morgan Chombo (born 1 August 1952[1]) is a Zimbabwean politician who has served in the Cabinet of Zimbabwe as Minister of Home Affairs since 2015. Previously he was Minister of Local Government, Public Works and Urban Development from 2000 to 2015.[2]

Political career[edit]

Chombo was nominated as ZANU-PF's candidate for the House of Assembly seat from Zvimba North, in Mashonaland West, in the March 2008 parliamentary election.[3] He won the seat with 6,784 votes in the initial count, defeating two candidates of the Movement for Democratic Change: Ernest Mudimu (MDC-T), who received 1,701 votes, and Magama Shelton (MDC-M), who received 944 votes.[4] The MDC challenged this result, and a recount in April showed Chombo with an improved margin of victory: he gained 155 votes in the recount, Mudimu gained 13 votes, and Magama lost 28 votes.[5]

When the ZANU-PF–MDC national unity government was sworn in on 13 February 2009, Chombo was retained as Minister of Local Government.[6]

President Mugabe moved Chombo to the post of Minister of Home Affairs on 6 July 2015.[7]


  1. ^ Page at Zimbabwean Parliament website at the Wayback Machine (archived 29 September 2006).
  2. ^ "Parliament of Zimbabwe". Retrieved 2008-02-06. 
  3. ^ "Zimbabwe: Zanu-PF Names Poll Candidates", The Herald, 15 February 2008.
  4. ^ "Zimbabwe election results 2008", newzimbabwe.com.
  5. ^ Lebo Nkatazo, "Zvimba North recount turns up unopened ballot boxes", newzimbabwe.com, 25 April 2008.
  6. ^ "Cabinet sworn in amid chaotic scenes", Newzimbabwe.com, 13 February 2009.
  7. ^ "Chombo, Moyo, Tyson reassigned", The Herald, 7 July 2015.