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Mahofa Praises Zimbabwe First Family for New Ministerial Post

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe recently appointed Shuvai Mahofa, who have had a stint in government in the past 34 years.

Newly appointed Masvingo Resident Minister, Shuvai Mahofa, has commended Zimbabwe’s first family for what she calls their recognition of the hard work she is doing in the region.

Mahofa, who is replacing fired Kudakwashe Bhasikiti, told VOA Studio 7 she was surprised by the appointment following her stint with various ministries in the past.

“I thank the president and the first lady very much for having seen the work that I have been doing and the experiences that I have gained in different ministries and them thinking that I am the person who can do the job.”

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Mahofa is believed to be part of a group of Zanu PF senior officials who ousted former Vice President Joice Mujuru and her colleagues before the Zanu PF congress last December, claiming that they wanted to topple President Robert Mugabe.

Mujuru and other ousted Zanu PF members, including former secretary for administration Didymus Mutasa and former party spokesman Rugare Gumbo have dismissed the allegations as wishful thinking.

Mahofa has promised to relocate the people settled at Nuanetsi Ranch after they were forcibly being evicted from the Tokwe Mukosi basin due to flooding.

Masvingo Rural District Council chairperson, Killer Zivhu, told VOA Studio 7 recently that Nuanetsi Ranch has been hit by crippling food shortages, malaria as well as a poisonous spider outbreak wreaking havoc and now allegedly responsible for scores of deaths.