Zimbabwe Government of National Unity of 2009

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The Government of National Unity refers to Zimbabwe's coalition government that was formed on 13 February 2009 following the inaugurations of Morgan Tsvangirai as Prime Minister and Thokozani Khuphe and Arthur Mutambara as Deputy Prime Ministers. It is a coalition organized among President Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front, Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change, and Mutambara's MDC, as agreed to during recent negotiations.

Following the deal's signing, a "sticking point" for the implementation of the agreements in the fourth quarter 2008 was the allocation of Cabinet positions between the two MDC factions and ZANU-PF, particularly the Home Affairs Ministry. It stopped the negotiations' progress until late January 2009, when the MDC-T agreed to share the Ministerial portfolio with ZANU-PF on a rotating basis, as advised by the Southern African Development Community.

Cabinet[edit]

The following appointments have been made[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Portfolio Minister Party
President Robert Mugabe ZANU–PF
First Vice-President Joice Mujuru ZANU–PF
Second Vice-President John Nkomo* ZANU–PF
Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai MDC–T
Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara MDC–M
Deputy Prime Minister Thokozani Khuphe MDC–T
Minister of Public Service Elphas Mukonoweshuro MDC–T
Minister of Women's Affairs, Gender and Community Development Olivia Muchena ZANU–PF
Minister of Defence Emmerson Mnangagwa ZANU–PF
Minister of Youth Development, Indigenisation and Empowerment Saviour Kasukuwere ZANU–PF
Minister of Science and Technology Development Henry Dzinotyiweyi MDC–T
Minister of Economic Planning and Investment Promotion Elton Mangoma MDC–T
Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education Stan Mudenge ZANU–PF
Minister of Industry and Commerce Welshman Ncube[7] MDC–M
Minister of Regional Integration and International Cooperation Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga[7] MDC–M
Minister of Home Affairs Giles Mutsekwa (co-minister) MDC–T
Kembo Mohadi (co-minister) ZANU–PF
Minister of Finance Tendai Biti MDC–T
Minister of Health and Child Welfare Henry Madzorera MDC–T
Minister of Local Government and Urban Development Ignatious Chombo ZANU–PF
Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs Patrick Chinamasa ZANU–PF
Minister of Agriculture Joseph Made ZANU–PF
Minister of Education, Sport and Culture David Coltart MDC–M
Minister of Environment Francis Nhema ZANU–PF
Minister of Tourism Walter Mzembi ZANU–PF
Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs Eric Matinenga MDC–T
Minister of State Enterprise and Parastatals Samuel Sipepa Nkomo[7] MDC–T
Minister of Information and Communications Technology Nelson Chamisa MDC–T
Minister of Public Works Theresa Makoni MDC–T
Minister of Labour and Social Welfare Paurine Mpariwa MDC–T
Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development Nicholas Goche ZANU–PF
Minister of Mines and Mining Development Obert Mpofu ZANU–PF
Minister of National Housing and Social Amenities Fidelis Mhashu MDC–T
Minister of Energy and Power Development Elias Mudzuri MDC–T
Minister of Foreign Affairs Simbarashe Mumbengegwi ZANU–PF
Minister of Media, Information and Publicity Webster Shamu ZANU–PF
Minister of Water Resources and Development Joel Gabuza MDC–T
Minister of Lands and Land Resettlement Herbert Murerwa ZANU–PF
Provincial Governor of Mashonaland East Aeneas Chigwedere ZANU–PF
Provincial Governor of Mashonaland West Faber Chidarikire ZANU–PF
Provincial Governor of Mashonaland Central Martin Dinha ZANU–PF
Provincial Governor of Masvingo 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

*One of the positions of Vice-President was held by Joseph Msika until his death in August 2009. In December 2009, John Nkomo was appointed to that position.[8]

Ministers of State[edit]

The following appointments have been made:[4][9][10]

Portfolio Minister Party
Minister of State for Presidential Affairs Didymus Mutasa ZANU–PF
Minister of State for National Security in the President’s Office Sydney Sekeramayi ZANU–PF
Minister of State in the President's Office John Nkomo ZANU–PF (until December 2009)[8]
Minister of State in the Vice-President's Office
(Office of VP Joseph Msika)
Flora Buka ZANU–PF
Minister of State in the Vice-President's Office
(Office of VP Joice Mujuru)
Sylvester Nguni ZANU–PF
Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office Gorden Moyo MDC–T
Minister of State in the Deputy Prime Minister's Office
(Office of Thokozani Khuphe)
Sekai Holland MDC–T
Minister of State in the Deputy Prime Minister's Office
(Office of Professor Arthur Mutambara)
Gibson Sibanda MDC–M

Deputy Ministers[edit]

The following appointments have been made:[10]

Portfolio Deputy Minister
Deputy Minister of Public Service Andrew Langa MP (ZANU-PF)
Deputy Minister of Women's Affairs, Gender and Community Development Evelyn Pfugamai Masaiti MP (MDC-T)
Deputy Minister of Youth Development, Indigenisation and Empowerment Thamsanqa Mahlangu MP (MDC-T)
Deputy Minister of Economic Planning and Investment Promotion Samuel Undenge MP (ZANU-PF)
Deputy Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education Sen Lutho Addington Tapela (MDC-M)
Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce Michael Chakanaka Bimha MP (ZANU-PF)
Deputy Minister of Regional Integration and International Cooperation Sen Reuben Marumahoko (ZANU-PF)
Deputy Minister of Health and Child Welfare Douglas Tendai Mombeshora MP (ZANU-PF)
Deputy Minister of Local Government and Urban Development Sesel Zvidzai MP (MDC-T)
Deputy Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs Jessie Fungai Majome MP (MDC-T)
Deputy Minister of Agriculture (MDC-T)
Deputy Minister of Education, Sport and Culture Lazarus Dokora MP (ZANU-PF)
Deputy Minister of State Enterprise and Parastatals Walter Kufakunesu Chidakwa MP (ZANU-PF)
Deputy Minister of Public Works Guy Georgias (ZANU-PF)
Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Welfare Tracy Mutinhiri MP (ZANU-PF)
Deputy Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development Tichaona Mudzingwa MP (MDC-T)
Deputy Minister of Mines and Mining Development Murisi Zwizwai MP (MDC-T)
Deputy Minister of Energy and Power Development Hubert Nyanhongo MP (ZANU-PF)
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Moses Mzila Ndlovu MP (MDC-M)
Deputy Minister of Media, Information and Publicity Jameson Zvidzai Timba MP (MDC-T)

The following were nominated, but not sworn in:[1][10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tsvangirai names MDC-M MP to Cabinet". NewZimbabwe.com. 10 Feb 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-10.
  2. ^ "Mutambara set to pick Coltart for Education Minister". The Zimbabwean. 13 Feb 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-10.
  3. ^ "Mugabe announces full cabinet". The Times (South Africa). 10 Feb 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-13.
  4. ^ a b "Tsvangirai drops Bhebhe, Cross as Mugabe names inflated Cabinet". NewZimbabwe.com. 13 Feb 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-13.
  5. ^ "Cabinet sworn in amid chaotic scenes". NewZimbabwe.com. 13 Feb 2009. Archived from the original on February 14, 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-13.
  6. ^ "Mugabe appoints 3 senators, 7 governors". TalkZimbabwe. 25 Aug 2008. Archived from the original on January 6, 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-15.
  7. ^ a b c Ministers and Minister of State who must be appointed to the Senate
  8. ^ a b "John Nkomo takes oath of office as VP". Zim Eye. 14 Dec 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-30.
  9. ^ "New Cabinet appointed". The Herald (Zimbabwe). 13 Feb 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-13.
  10. ^ a b c "Mugabe swears in 19 deputy ministers, 5 Ministers of State". NewZimbabwe.com. 20 Feb 2009. Archived from the original on February 23, 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-20.