BREAKING: Zim President appoints Vice President to be Health Minister

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The President of Zimbabwe has appointed one of his Vice Presidents to be incharge of the health system in the country.

Vice President Chiwenga was this Tuesday appointed Health Minister.

The appointment was announced in a statement by the secretary in the office of the president and cabinet, Dr Misheck Sibanda which noted that the appointment is with immediate effect.

We present the statement in full below.

APPOINTMENT OF THE MINISTER OF HEALTH AND CHILD CARE BY HIS EXCELLENCY THE PRESIDENT

In terms of Section 99 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 20) Act 2013, His Excellency the President, Cde E D Mnangagwa, has appointed Hon Vice President Dr C D G N Chiwenga as Minister of Health and Child Care.

In making this decision, His Excellency the President has noted the urgent need to stabilize, restructure and reform the National Health Delivery System to better cope with challenges of the global COVID-19 pandemic, and in the process, ensuring a quick turn-around In national healthcare.

The appointment is with immediate effect.

Chiwenga has a bad reputation in the health industry as he once fired a dozen of nurses who had protested for better salaries.

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