Zimbabwe Ministers

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The Republic of Zimbabwe
(Restricted suffrage for white women in 1919, full suffrage for white women 1957 and for all blacks in 1980) Southern Rhodesia gained responsible Government 1923, Declared independence 1965 which was declared illegal and terminated at 12.12.79, 18.4.80 it became independent. A republic since 1970.

Also see Zimbabwe Parliament

1965-70 "Titular Queen" Elizabeth, Queen of Rhodesia. (11.11-02.03)
Elizabeth the Second, who had been Queen of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland etc. since 1952, never accepted the office and style, anyhow the government of Rhodesia was carried out in her name until a republic was declared in 1970.

1980 Minister of Youth, Sport and Recreation Joyce Wachunu Mujuru
1980-85 Minister of Community Development and Women's Affairs
1985-88 Minister of State by the Prime Minister
1988-92 Minister of Community Development, Cooperatives and Womení Affairs
1992-96 Resident Minister and Governor of Mashonaland Central
1996-97 Minister of Information, Post and Telecommunication
1997-09 Minister of Rural Resources and Water Development
2001 Acting Minister of Defence (June-August)
2004-14 Vice-President

A General during the anti-colonial under the name of Teurai-Ropa Nhongo. Also ZANU-Party Secretary of Education
.
2004 she became Vice-President of ZANU-P. Founded her own party in 2016. (b. 1955-).

1980-92 Deputy Minister of Information, Post and Telecommunication Victoria Fikile Chitepo
1982-89 Minister of National Resources and Tourism
1989-91 Minister of Information
1990-92 Minister of Local Government

1980-84 Deputy Minister of Manpower Planning, Development and Labour Jane Ngwenya

1982-? Deputy Minister of Post and Telecommunication Naomi Watiwa

1989-93 Deputy Minister of Political Affairs (Administration) Tsungirai Hungwe
1993-98 Deputy Minister of Health and Child Welfare
1997-2000 Minister of State in the Presidentís Office

1989-93 Deputy Minister of State for External Affairs Oppah Chamu Zulpange Rushesha Muchinguri
1993-97 Deputy Minister of Environment and Tourism
1997-2000 Minister of State in the Presidentís Office
2000-
03 Resident Minister and Governor of Manicaland
2005-09 Minister of Women's Affairs
2013-14 Minister of Women's Affairs, Gender and Community Development
2014 Minister of Higher Education
2014- Minister of Water

Oppah Muchinguri was Private Secretary to the President 1980-82 and since 1994 Deputy Secretary General of the Government Party (ZANU) and later Party Secretary of Health and Child Welfare and Deputy Secretary of Women. (b. 1958-)

1989-ca 95 Deputy Minister of Women's Affairs and The Commissariat Shuvai Taderera Ben Mahofa
Circa 1995-
2005 Deputy Minister of Youth, Gender and Employment Creation

1989-95 Deputy Minister of Labour, Planning, and Social Welfare Florence Lubalendlu Chitauro
1995-96 Minister of National Affairs, Employment Creation and Co-operatives
1996-2000 Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare

1989-93 Deputy Minister of Transport and Energy Amina Hughues
Ambassador to Sweden from 1993 and to Denmark from 1994.

1993-95 Minister of State in the Presidentís Office for National Affairs, Employment Creation and Co-operation Fay Chung

1993-95 Minister of State of Women's Affairs and Deputy Minister of Employment and Tourism
1995-96 Minister of Education and Culture
1996-2000 Minister of National Affairs, Employment Creation and Co-operatives Thenjiwe Virginia Lesabe
Also Party Secretary of Womenís Affairs
. 1999 she was internal party candidate for the post of ZANU-Vice-President and the post president of the State and Government.

1993-96 Deputy Minister of Education and Culture Edna Madzongwe
Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly 1996-2005 and President of the Senate from 2005.

1997-2000 Minister of State in the Office of the Vice-President Stembiso Nyoni Mosinthe
2001-
03 Minister of State in the Presidentís Office responsible for the Informal Sector
2003-05 Minister of State for National Affairs, Employment Creation and Cooperatives
2005-09 Minister of Small and Medium Enterprises
2009- Minister

1997-2000 Deputy Minister of Lands and Agriculture Olivia Nyembzi Muchena
1999-2002 Minister in the Office of the Vice-President  
2002-
05 Minister of State for Science and Technology Development
2005-09 Minister of Science and Technology Development
2009-13 Minister of Women's Affairs, Gender and Community Development
2013- Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education,  Science and Technology Development

2000-002 Minister in the Office of the Vice-President Flora Buka
2002-
03 Minister of State for the Land Reform Program
2003-09 Minister of Special Affairs for the Land and Resettlement Programme in the Vice-President's Office
2009-
13 Minister of State in the Office of the Vice-President
2013- Minister of State for Presidential Affairs

2003-09 Resident Minister and Governor Angelina Masuku, Matabeleland South

2005-09 Resident Minister and Governor Thokozile Angela Mathuthu, Matabeleland North

2005-09 and 2013 Deputy Minister of Women's Affairs, Gender and Community Development Abigail Damasane

2005-07 Deputy Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education Sikhanyiso Ndlovu
2007-09 Minister of Information and Publicity

2007-09 Deputy Minister of Indigenisation and Empowerment Tracy Mutinhiri
2009-13 Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Welfare
Leading member of Zanu (PF) partyís Women League.

2009-13 Deputy Deputy Prime Minister Thokozani Khupe
Vice President of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) from 2005 and former Parliamentary Deputy Chief Whip of the MDC Party. (b. 1963-).

2009-13
Minister of Labour and Social Welfare Paurina Gwanyanya-Mpariwa

2009-10 Minister of Public Works Theresa Makone
2010-13 Co-Minister of Home Affairs

2009-13 Minister of Regional Integration and International Trade Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga
Former MP and
MDC Mutambara faction deputy secretary general. (b. 1966-).

2009-10 Deputy Minister of Justice Jessie Fungai Majome
2010-13 Deputy Minister Women's Affairs, Gender and Community Development

2009-13 Deputy Minister of Local Government, Urban and Rural Development Sesel Zvidzai

2009-13 Deputy Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development Tichaona Mudzingwa

2009-13 Deputy Minister of Youth Development, Indigenisation and Empowerment Thamsanqa Mahlangu

2009-13 Deputy Minister Women's Affairs, Gender and Community Development Evelyn Pfugamai Masaiti

2009-10 Deputy Minister of Women, Gender and Community Development Thabitha Khumalo

2013- Minister of Labour Prisca Mupfumira

2014- Acting Information minister.

2013- Minister of State for the Bulawayo Province Eunice Sandi Moyo

2013- Minister of State for the Harare Province Miriam Chikukwa

2013- Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce Alice Mabuwa

2013- Deputy Minister of Small and Medium Enterprises and Cooperative Development Noveti Mukonora

2013- Deputy Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development Petronella Kagonye

2014- Minister of Women's Affairs
ande Gender Nyasha Chikwinya
There had been speculation that this portfolio would have been given to First Lady Grace Mugabe.

 



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