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Mnangagwa appoints Vice President and Putschists against Mugabe as Zimbabwean Minister of Health

August 5, 2020

The President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, appointed Vice President Constantino Chiwenga as the new Minister of Health about a month after the portfolio holder was dismissed for allegedly being involved in a corruption case related to the purchase of supplies by the coronavirus pandemic.

“In making this decision, His Excellency, the President, took into account the urgent need to stabilize, restructure and reform the healthcare system to better address the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic while ensuring a rapid change in the healthcare system.” national health, “the Presidency said in a statement.

Chiwenga, a former Zimbabwean army chief who led the coup that overturned then President Robert Mugabe in November 2017 to take Mnangagwa into office, succeeds Obadiah Moyo, who accuses him of alleged responsibility in the above case became corruption.

Mnangagwa appoints Vice President and Putschists against Mugabe as Zimbabwean Minister of HealthMnangagwa appoints Vice President and Putschists against Mugabe as Zimbabwean Minister of Health

Prosecutors blame Moyo for awarding a lucrative contract to a company called Drax International for approximately $ 60 million in medical devices because the company was not a pharmaceutical company but a consultant.

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