BREAKING: Zim Minister if Energy Fired

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In a stunning development, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has fired Energy and Power Development Minister, Honourable Fortune Chasi.

He has since been replaced by Soda Zhemu.

Minister Chasi was relieved of his duties with immediate effect on Friday. According to Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Dr Misheck Sibanda, Chasi was relieved of his duties for conduct that ” had become incompatible with the President’s expectations.”

IndAfrica is publishing the statement from the Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, which outlines the dismissal of Fortune Chasi as Energy Minister.

APPOINTMENT OF HONOURABLE SODA ZHEMU AS MINISTER OF ENERGY AND POWER DEVELOPMENT TO REPLACE HONOURABLE ADVOCATE FORTUNE CHASI

In terms of Section 104 (1) of the Zimbabwe Constitution Amendment (No.20) 201 Act of 2013, His Excellency the President, Cde Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa has appointed Hon. Soda Zhemu, Member of Parliament for Muzarabani North, as Minister of Energy and Power Development in place of the current minister, Hon. Advocate Fortune Chas.

The latter has been relieved of his ministerial post in terms of Section 108(1a) of the Zimbabwe Constitution Amendment (No. 20) Act of 2013, as his conduct of Government business had become incompatible with the President’s expectations.

The appointment of Hon Soda Zhemu and the removal, of Hon. Fortune Chasi, respectively, are with immediate effect.

Dr Misheck J.M Sibanda
CHIEF SECRETARY TO THE PRESIDENT AND CABINET

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