Minister Ncube fired

11 Jan, 2022 - 00:01 0 Views
Minister Ncube fired Former Minister Owen Ncube

The Chronicle

Harare Bureau
PRESIDENT Mnangagwa yesterday fired the Minister of State for National Security Owen Ncube for “conduct that was deemed inappropriate for a Minister of Government”.

In a statement announcing the sacking, the Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr Misheck Sibanda said: “His Excellency the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe Cde ED Mnangagwa, has in terms of section 340, subsection (1), paragraph (f), as read with section 104, subsection (1) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe removed Owen Ncube from the Office of Cabinet Minister and Minister of Government with immediate effect for conduct inappropriate for a Minister of Government.”

Although no specific reason was given for the dismissal, there are reports he may have been removed for his role in recent political disturbances in the Midlands Province during Zanu-PF’s provincial polls.

Political analyst and resource consultant for Chitepo School of Ideology, Mr Goodwine Mureriwa said the dismissal of Cde Ncube was a wake-up call for everyone in positions to work in accordance with the mandate of their position.

“Though I am not privy to the reasons behind his dismissal, what I can say is that this is a wake-up call to everyone in positions of authority to work in accordance with the dictates of their jobs.

“President Mnangagwa has made it very clear that his administration will provide servant leadership, working for the people as well as serving in a manner that develops the country and the economy at large.

“The President is hands-on and when he makes such a decision he will be fully aware of what is going on and maybe what the person was doing is at variance with what he was appointed for.

“In my view I think this will go a long way in reminding people, whatever positions they occupy that they should always work for the good of the party and Government, the President has shown that he will not hesitate to crack the whip for corrective measures,” said Mr Mureriwa.

Cde Ncube was first appointed to Government as Midlands Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution in 2017.

The Gokwe Kana, House of Assembly member was re-assigned to head the Ministry of State for National Security in 2018, a position he held until his dismissal yesterday.

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