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Ignatious Chombo Zimbabwe Minister in the Cabinet of Zimbabwe

Ignatious Morgan Chombo (born 1 August 1952) 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.

Political career

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. 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. 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.

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

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

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