MDC Alliance spokesperson, Advocate Mahere, has said the appointment of VP Chiwenga as Minister of Health is a nullity and must be set aside.
Citing s103 of the constitution, Mahere said the VP is not permitted to hold any other public office while in office.
“President and Vice Presidents and former office-holders not to hold other office of employment. The President and Vice Presidents, and any former President or Vice Presidents, must not, directly or indirectly, hold any other public office or be employed by anyone else while they are in office or are receiving a pension from the state as former President or Vice President as the case may be”
However, Nick Mangwana was quick to say that its the same way ED was Minister of Justice whilst he was VP during the Mugabe era.
The Ministry is now being headed by two former military bosses following the appointment of Air Commodore Jasper Chimedza as permanent secretary on Monday.