Mugabe fires minister Langa

HARARE - President Robert Mugabe yesterday sacked Sport and Recreation minister Andrew Langa from his Cabinet, his spokesperson said.

Langa was shown the door and replaced by Mberengwa East Zanu PF National Assembly member Makhosini Hlongwane, who had just been appointed minister without portfolio in a Cabinet reshuffle on September 11.

Mugabe did not give reasons for Langa’s dismissal, but the sacking comes two days after the nonagenarian expressed worry over abuse of funds at Zifa.

“The Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Misheck Sibanda announced the appointment of honourable Makhosini Hlongwane by His Excellency the President, Cde R. G. Mugabe, as the new minister of Sport and Recreation,” Mugabe’s spokesperson George Charamba said in a statement yesterday.

“He takes over from honourable Andrew Langa whose services have been terminated.

“Kindly note the readjustment from the ministry of Sport, Arts and Culture, to the ministry of Sport and Recreation following a new ministry of Rural Development, Preservation and Promotion of Culture and Heritage.”

This appointment constitutes the fourth set of major changes to the president’s ministerial team since the Zanu PF congress in December last year.  The grand total of ministers and deputy ministers is now 66.

When he was sworn in for another five-year term, President Mugabe said that each government official will report on tasks accomplished, adding that those who failed to do so would be fired.

In power since 1980, Mugabe was sworn in for seventh term after winning disputed 2013 elections by a wide margin with the opposition alleging ballot fraud.

Comments (8)

'Kindly note the readjustment from the ministry of Sport, Arts and Culture, to the ministry of Sport and Recreation' the lunatics are running the asylum. Weep & gnash your teeth and weep some more.

Galore 123 - 18 September 2015

Never ever trust Mugabe especially Ministers he can make you machayinyoka any time look now stupid Langa is mackinyoka eeeesh!!!!!! thoko .

Diibulaanyika - 18 September 2015

thats very funny to fire minister of sport! There is a lot of presssing ministries to clean up and sport is the least of them.

X-MAN IV - 18 September 2015


MITRO - 19 September 2015

Nobody is there to stay for good.i do not see anything wrong with the dismissal or termination of Minister Langas contract as a Minister for whatever reason as noone is indispensable.We come and go that is nature.

carson macate - 19 September 2015

Now i do not see why our cash -stripped small country should have about a horde of 66 ministers.i think we can have maybe around 11 ministries and the rest can be left to be run by commissions or boards who report to the parent ministries.Zim is not that big to have such a number of ministries.

carson macate - 19 September 2015

Sure if some one can not see wrong in the firing of Langa then you might be feeling dizzy and see things up side down how does some one who is 91 years fire some one from work who is young ,capable and not a pensioneer .From the 80s he Mugabe had been doing just that and the nation has benefited nothing from it . He needs to go now so that he can wait to die at Zvimba .

Diibulaanyika - 19 September 2015

Andrew Langa benefitted from his violent behaviour. He deserved to be fired. Dr Mujuru has links with very violent and arrogant people - think of Ray Kaukonde, the late Amos Midzi, Tendai Savanhu, Andrew Langa and Didymus Mutasa to mention a few. Not forgetting the arrogant Masvingo crew.

Mhofu Chaiyo - 21 September 2015

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