President Mnangagwa has appointed has appointed General Chiwenga as new Zimbabwe Minister of Health and Childcare. The appointment has been recieved with mixed feelings by citizens who are well aware that Chiwenga himself does not use the country’s broken hospitals.
Prof Jonathan Moyo said about the appointment:
Mnangagwa has appointed VP Rtd General Chiwenga as the new minister of Health and Child Care. He replaces the disgraced Obadiah Moyo. Back to #Politics101. I have a distinct & very unsettling feeling that this is an indescribable threat to people’s lives! #ZimbabweanLivesMatter
Alex T Magaisa said:
The Ministry of Health is a pit full of Black Mambas, with potential to cause political death. Did Rtd General Constantino Chiwenga jump in or was he pushed? A man who regularly flies to China for private treatment now oversees a decrepit public healthcare system he doesn’t use!
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.