Zimbabwean president His Excellency Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa with immediate effect fired Energy and Power Development Minister Advocate Fortune Chasi and makes new appointments to the offices of Minister of Energy and Power Development.
Two people where appointed to different offices, Hon Soda Zhemu as Minister of Energy and Power Development and Dr Anxious Jongwe Masuka as Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement with immediate effect.
The news confirmed by Nick Mangwana who is the secretary for information to the Zimbabwan president.
His Excellency President @edmnangagwa has appointed Hon Soda Zhemu as Minister of Energy and Power Development and Dr Anxious Jongwe Masuka as Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement with immediate effect. pic.twitter.com/YVyLCN1Uwc
— Nick Mangwana (@nickmangwana) August 14, 2020
Statement from Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr Misheck Sibanda said Chasi’s conduct had become incompatible with Mnangagwa’s expectations.
Who Is Dr Anthony Jongwe Masuka
Dr Anthony Jongwe Masuka joined the Zimbabwe Agricultural Society in February 2015 after a two-year stint as Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer at Ariston Holdings where he is now a non-Executive Director.
He sits on more than 5 Boards currently and, cumulatively has served on more than 20 Boards and professional associations, including being the 1) Vice President of Wildlife and Environment, Zimbabwe, 2) President of Mycology Association in Africa and 3) Vice President of the Intentional Mycolgical Association, a grouping of 25 000 world scientists.
He is currently Chairman- Buy Zimbabwe and Chairman of Advisory Board- Federation of Young Farmers Clubs. Currently, Dr Masuka is leading the transformation of the ZAS to make it more relevant to the agricultural development discourse and to position it for future growth.
Who Is Hon Soda Zhemu
Hon Soda Zhemu is a member of Zimbabwean National Assembly, he is from the Muzarabani North constituency.
He was born on 4 June 1974, He had his primary eduction in Muzarabani primary school and had his secondary eduction in Muzarabani Secndary school.
Hon Soda Zhemu went to Zimbabwe Open University and bagged a BCOM degree in Accounting and subsequently has his Masters in Business administration.