The recent cabinet reshuffle by President Emmerson Mnangagwa has seen another member from Masvingo making it into the ‘new’ team securing a deputy ministerial post.
Zaka East Member of Parliament (MP) Clemence Chiduwa’s appointment as the deputy minister of Finance and Economic Development brings to seven the number of people in President Mnangagwa’s cabinet.
President Mnangagwa had only looked at Gutu and Masvingo districts when he appointed his cabinet after winning the 2018 harmonised elections.
Winston Chitando, Yeukai Simbanegavi, Lovemore Matuke and Amon Murwira all come from Gutu while Davison Marapira and Ezra Chadzamira represent Masvingo district.
The appointment of Chiduwa means Zaka district now has a representation in the cabinet. Zaka district now holds one of the key ministries in the country.
Chiduwa, a philanthropist and successful businessman, said that he is honoured to have been nominated to one of the most critical ministries in the country.
“It is an honour to be called to serve. I want to thank President Mnangagwa for trusting me and giving me an opportunity to serve my country.
“I will execute my responsibilities to the best of my abilities and push the President’s vision of seeing a better Zimbabwe for everyone,” said Chiduwa.
Chiduwa’s has a wealth of knowledge in the financial sector and his coming in adds value to the ministry of finance.
Chiduwa was elected to MP for Zaka East in September this year after the death of former legislator Katson Gumbwanda.