Zimbabwe's Minister of Youth Development, Indigenisation and Empowerment Saviour Kasukuwere speaks during the Reuters Africa Investment Summit in Sandton April 16, 2012. Zimbabwe's empowerment minister expects to finalise the transfer of majority stakes in foreign mining companies to local black investors by the end of April. Kasukuwere, a rising star in President Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF Party, has been the enforcer-in-chief of a controversial law that requires foreign companies to hand over 51 percent of their holdings in the country to black investors. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS HEADSHOT)

SAVIOUR KASUKUWERE Zimbabwe Member of the Pan African Parliament and Minister in the Cabinet of Zimbabwe

Saviour Kasukuwere is a Zimbabwean politician who has served in the government of Zimbabwe as Minister of Local Government since 2015. Previously he was Minister of Youth Development, Indigenization and Empowerment from 2009 to 2013 and Minister of the Environment from 2013 to 2015.

BIOGRAPHY

Politics

He has been a member of the Pan-African Parliament since 2004. He was Deputy Secretary of Youth Affairs in the Politburo of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front and subsequently Secretary for the Commissariat. He has been the Member of Parliament for Mount Darwin South Parliamentary Constituency since 2000. From 2005 until February 2009, he served as the Zimbabwean Deputy Minister of Youth Development and Employment Creation.

Kasukuwere was Minister of Youth Development, Indigenization and Empowerment from 2009 to 2013. Following President Robert Mugabe’s victory in the July 2013 presidential election, he moved Kasukuwere to the post of Minister of the Environment on 10 September 2013.

President Mugabe moved Kasukuwere to the post of Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing on 6 July 2015.

Private sector

He has occupied various farms since 2000 including part of Pimento Farm, Mashonaland Central owned by Oliver Newton; South Bamboo Creek, Shamva owned by N Richardson / R. Morkel; Cornucopia Farm Orchard, owned by Interfresh Limited; Harmony in Mazowe (500 ha) named in “Addendum to the Land Reform And Resettlement Programme National Audit Interim Report”; Bretton Farm; Allan Grange Farm; Auchenburg Farm; Bamboo Creek Farm; and Bourne Farm.

He owns several companies including Comoil (executive Director until 2005), Migdale Holdings Limited, and Allen Wack & Shepherd. He is reportedly a shareholder of Interfresh

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