BULAWAYO – Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has made key appointments to his cabinet, naming Rajeshkumari Modi as the deputy minister of industry and commerce and Sleiman Timios Kwidini as the deputy minister of health.
The appointments, effective immediately, were announced by cabinet secretary Martin Rushwaya on Wednesday.
Modi, who previously served in the same role, lost his seat as MP for Bulawayo South in the general elections in August last year.
However, he made a triumphant return to parliament in December after the CCC MP Nicola Jane Watson was recalled by Sengezo Tshabangu, the self-styled CCC secretary general.
Mnangagwa goes for diversity?
Watson’s disqualification was enforced by a court ruling, and the subsequent by-election saw Modi secure victory with 1,608 votes against opponent James Sithole’s 1,130 votes.
In his new role, Modi will be serving as the deputy minister of industry and commerce, deputising Sithembiso Nyoni.
The move reflects a strategic decision to strengthen the healthcare leadership team.
President Mnangagwa’s appointments underscore his administration’s commitment to leveraging diverse skills and experiences to drive progress across various sectors in Zimbabwe.