Zimbabwe’s Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has assumed the role of Minister of Health and Child Welfare with immediate effect, replacing Dr. Obadiah Moyo who was recently dismissed from that position due to allegations of corruption.
“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,” read a statement issued by Dr. Misheck Sibanda, Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, on Tuesday.
According to the statement, which justifies the appointment under Section 99 of the 2013 Constitution, Chiwenga’s appointment aims to “ stabilize, restructure and reform the National Health Delivery System to better cope with the challenges of the global Covid-19 pandemic.”