President Mnangagwa has, with immediate effect, appointed Mr Martin Rushwaya as Deputy Chief Secretary for Administration and Finance, while Ambassador Mark Grey Marongwe is the new Secretary for Defence and War Veterans Affairs. The President also appointed Mrs Respect Gono as the new chief immigration officer.
In a statement yesterday, Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr Misheck Sibanda said:
“His Excellency the President, Cde ED Mnangagwa, has appointed the following senior Government officials: In terms of Chapter 10 Section 205 (1) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 20) 2013; Martin Rushwaya as Deputy Chief Secretary for Administration and Finance (Accounting Officer) in the Office of the President and Cabinet; and Mark Grey Tichatonga (Marongwe) as Secretary for Defence and War Veterans Affairs.
“In terms of Section 5 (1a) as read with Section 5 (2) of the Immigration Act, Respect Gono (has been appointed) Chief Immigration Officer. The appointments are with immediate effect.”
Mr Rushwaya was the Secretary for Defence before his new appointment.
Mrs Gono is a senior civil servant in the Office of the President and Cabinet and has served Government for 27 years.
She replaces Mr Clemence Masango, who is now the Registrar-General.
Ambassador Marongwe was the Director of Regional Cooperation and Continental Integration in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.