Appointment of VP Chiwenga as Minister of Health: Mahere offside?
While Mahere cites s103 of the constitution which prohibits Presidents and Vice Presidents from holding any other public office, s99 of the same constitution clearly states the functions of the Vice Presidents.
“The Vice Presidents assist the President in the discharge of his or her functions and perform any other functions, including the administration of any Ministry, department or Act of Parliamnent, that the President may assign to them.”
Commenting on the issue Orbet Gutu said “Section 99 & Section 103 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe are NOT mutually exclusive. The appointment of Vice President CG Chiwenga as Minister of Health & Child Care is, therefore, NOT unconstitutional.”
Journalist Zenzele said
‘Sometime in 2015 or 2016 Prof Lovemore Madhuku’s NCA took gvt to court after Mugabe appointed VP ED ,Minister of Justice.Concourt ruled Mnangagwa was not Minister , but was simply assigned by President Mugabe…’