Chinamasa Re-Deployed
2 June 2021
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By A Correspondent- Zanu PF secretary for Finance Patrick Chinamasa has been appointed Acting Political Commissar.

Chinamasa takes over from Victor Matemadanda who is set for reappointment as Zimbabwe’s ambassador to Mozambique.
Matemadanda has accepted his appointment by President Emmerson Mnangagwa saying he does not care if people say he has been demoted.

Matemadanda, who is also the Deputy Defence Minister and Gokwe Central MP, will replace Douglas Nyikayaramba who succumbed to COVID-19 early this year.

Chinamasa’s appointment was announced this Wednesday by Zanu PF spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo.

Chinamasa served most of the year 2020 as the ruling acting party’s spokesperson as the incumbent Simon Khaya Moyo battled with ill-health.

Chinamasa becomes the third person to take charge of the Zanu PF commissariat department since the November 2017 military coup.

After the removal of Saviour Kasukuwere as party commissar, President Emmerson Mnangagwa appointed Elbert Rugeje, but removed him in May 2019 and he was replaced by Matemadanda.

Meanwhile, Mnangagwa has appointed Mashonaland West chairman and Justice Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi to the Politburo.