Zimbabwe Government of National Unity of 2009
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.
Ministers of State
The following appointments have been made:
- "Tsvangirai names MDC-M MP to Cabinet". NewZimbabwe.com. 10 Feb 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-10.
- "Mutambara set to pick Coltart for Education Minister". The Zimbabwean. 13 Feb 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-10.
- "Mugabe announces full cabinet". The Times (South Africa). 10 Feb 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-13.
- "Tsvangirai drops Bhebhe, Cross as Mugabe names inflated Cabinet". NewZimbabwe.com. 13 Feb 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-13.
- "Cabinet sworn in amid chaotic scenes". NewZimbabwe.com. 13 Feb 2009. Archived from the original on February 14, 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-13.
- "Mugabe appoints 3 senators, 7 governors". TalkZimbabwe. 25 Aug 2008. Archived from the original on January 6, 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-15.
- Ministers and Minister of State who must be appointed to the Senate
- "John Nkomo takes oath of office as VP". Zim Eye. 14 Dec 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-30.
- "New Cabinet appointed". The Herald (Zimbabwe). 13 Feb 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-13.
- "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.