Harare- PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has filled the cabinet posts left vacant following the sacking of eight ministers accused of working with former vice president Joice Mujuru in alleged plot to topple him from power.
In a statement announcing the changes Thursday night, Mugabe said first vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa would retain charge of the justice ministry while second vice president Phelekezela Mphoko, would also be responsible for national healing, peace and reconciliation.
Simon Khaya Moyo, demoted from Zanu PF national chairman to party spokesman is the new Minister of economic planning. He was previously senior minister of state in the president’s office.
Former deputy foreign affairs minister Chris Mutsvangwa is understood to be the new minister of welfare services for war veterans, war collaborators and ex-detainees.
Supa Mandiwanzira, who was deputy information minister is the new Information Communication Technology Minister, replacing the sacked Wester Shamu.
Elsewhere, Prisca Mupfumira replaces the fired Nicholas Goche as labour and social services minister while Chris Mushowe becomes the new minister of youth and indigenisation.
Samuel Undenge, who was deputy finance minister is the new energy minister, taking over from Dzikamai Mavhaire while Oppah Muchinguri replaces Olivia Muchena as higher education minister.