Mugabe saves Mzembi, drowns Mutasa, Shamu

HARARE - President Robert Mugabe has saved some of his ministers who failed to make it to the central committee by appointing them to the powerful organ.

Using his newly-acquired prerogative to appoint 10 people to the central committee, Mugabe saved Foreign Affairs minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi, Tourism minister Walter Mzembi and Deputy Information minister Supa Mandiwanzira.

Also appointed were Pupurai Togarepi, Mudhumeni Chiwende, Charles Tavengwa, Sikhanyiso Ndlovu, Absalom Sikhosana, Arguy Georgias and Josephine Gandiya.

This meant that the likes of Vice president Joice Mujuru, Presidential Affairs minister Didymus Mutasa, Labour minister Nicholas Goche, Indigenisation minister Francis Nhema and Postal Services minister Webster Shamu are now effectively just ordinary card-carrying members — which puts their Cabinet posts in jeopardy.

Justifying his appointment of Mzembi, Mugabe described him as one of the hardest working ministers in the Cabinet, which gave him no choice but to save him.

A central committee member described the appointments and disappointments as “not unexpected”, but still “a carnage”.

“All of this is not unexpected given the events of the past few months which has seen some of the affected officials mired in the plots to topple and assassinate President Mugabe.

“Still, this can be read as a carnage as it means that President Mugabe has to virtually reorganise his Cabinet team from scratch as almost half his current team has fallen,” he said.

The central committee membership has, meanwhile, been increased from 245 to 300 members through the constitutional amendments that were advocated for by Mugabe and endorsed by congress.

Comments (14)

Please Mr editor, check your sources Nhema was nominated by his province Midlance into central committee

Dr Machivian - 7 December 2014

The Fuehrer likes to surround himself with praise singers, liars, and hallucinators . Walter Mzembi recently made a classic fool of himself when interviewed on the BBC's Hardtalk program. He was exposed to the truism that Zanu PF was living in some parallel universe. (i.e. Cuckoo land). One of his classic boobs was his claim to build a Disneyland at the Victoria falls. Needless to say Mzembi did not know that Disneyland is an internationally recognized trademark. The Disney people have treated this falsehood with appropriate disdain. Not to be outdone, the notorious Zanu pf fiction writer Supa Mandiwanzira who recently claimed that Tabasco Sauce was to be manufactured in the eastern highlands. Like a real patriotic Zanu pf mental paraplegic, Mandiwanzira typically does not know about proprietary formulations, patents and trademarks. Whilst the alleged focus of the hierarchy is to look east why is it that the cadres continuously want to use, copy or steal western innovations? These deadbeats do not understand the meaning of real intelligence, truth, and integrity

Edward Buwu - 7 December 2014

@Dr Machivian. Nhema was not nominated by his province. Together with Mumbegegwi and Flora Buka lost the provincial elections.

Ban'a - 7 December 2014

Mark my words. This previously unkown guy is going to take over from mugabe. Check this space next week when mugabe select his top team. Pupurai Togarepi,

chips - 7 December 2014

Zanu pf merry go round. The more zanu changes the more it stays the same. A python is now a black mamba. Mugabe must save zimbabwean people . Zanu pf is a wooden pirate ship that has lost its compass and is just wondering about in high rough seas. Its inevitable it will capsize spectaculary with its captain throwing those on board into water in an attempt to reduce weight in a bid to remain afloat.

X-MAN IV - 7 December 2014

Congruts Walter Mzembi. You are truly a shining star covered under the prophetic grace. You shall go places even if people don't like it!

mhondoro Ngezi Scribe - 8 December 2014

The prostitute is now running Zimbabwe-muchamama ma zimbo

Mafikizolo - 8 December 2014

Hapana prophetic grace apa. Mzembi works hard . Huporofita hwapinda papi ipapa. Vanhu shandai, your children do not eat prophetic grace. Maybe dai wati God's grace better. As the tourism industry we wouldn't have wanted to loose Muzembi. Thank you president for saving him.

Tourism Industry - 8 December 2014

like in the days of elijah when Ahab was king, his wife Jezebeel fooled him into killing Naboth for his inheritance. The same is happening in Zimbabwe but i only take solace in that the ending of Jezebeel was not good which might also happen to gucci grace

mhofu - 8 December 2014

The wisdom behind the president's quota is to allow the president to balance the institution by adding members from unrepresented groups such as students, the business community, labour and other unrepresented groups. Surely, it cannot be for openning up doors for people that have been rejected by the people. Muzembi and Mumbengegwi were rejected by the people and must go and farm potatoes. They do not have special skills that cannot be obtained from anywhere. There are more than 2 million people who can handle those portfolios but the fallacy is that in Zim we believe that no other person can be the king except the one we know.

Timothy Thorton - 8 December 2014

Pupurai Togarepi - i like this name

Silent Observer - 9 December 2014

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