By Staff Reporter
LONG-SERVING Registrar General Tobaiwa Mudede (74) has finally been retired while Information secretary George Charamba was elevated to the unfamiliar position of Deputy Chief Secretary Presidential Communications.
This is according to the new public service shake up by President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
The list was released on Wednesday.
Mudede, who has been at the helm of the country’s registry since 1985, had become one of the most hated public officials after he was often said to be the central figure in former President Robert Mugabe’s alleged election rigging tactics.
Mudede also torched controversy 2007 when he was said to have been the brains behind a spirit medium who fleeced government of thousands of dollars while claiming she had some supernatural powers to command rocks in Chinhoyi to churn out a nation’s supply of diesel.
Lately, he had torched a storm after he reportedly blacklisted and denied United Kingdom based Zimbabwean journalist Violet Gunda a passport.
Charamba, on his part, is also a long serving top public official since 2000.
He was also presidential spokesperson since Mugabe’s time.
Foreign Affairs permanent secretary Joey Bimha was also retired.
FULL LIST OF APPOINTMENTS;
Defence and War Veterans – Martin Rushwaya
Finance and Economic Development – George Tongesayi Guvamatanga
Energy and Power Development – Gloria Magombo
Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprise Development – Rudo Chitiga
Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage – Melusi Matshiya
Transport and Infrastructural Development – Engineer Amos Marawa
Local Government, Public Works and National Housing – George Magosvongwe
Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development – Prof. Fanuel Tagwira
Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement – Ringson Chitsiko
Health and Child Care – Brigadier General Gerald Gwinji
Industry and Commerce – Mavis Sibanda
Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry – Munesushe Munodawafa
Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare – Judith Kateera
Foreign Affairs and International Trade – Ambassador James Manzou
Mines and Mining Development – Onesimo M. Moyo
Information Communication Technology and Courier Services – Engineer Samuel Kundishora
Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation – Thokozile Chitepo
Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs – Virginia Mabiza
Permanent Secretaries in the Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services and the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education are yet to be appointed.
George Charamba has been appointed Deputy Chief Secretary – Presidential Communications, while Ambassador Jonathan Wutawunashe is the Secretary to the Service Commissions.
Retired Permanent Secretaries and Principal Directors
1. Ngoni Masoka
2. Partson Mbiriri
3. Ambassador Joey Bimha
4. Ambassador Boniface Chidyausiku
5. Tobaiwa Mudede
6. Ambassador Lelebert Nkomani
7. Ethel Mlauzi
8. Anne Knuth
9. Valentine Vera
The following senior officials have been reassigned:
1. Ray C. Ndhlukula
2. Pretty Sunguro.
3. Washington Mbizvo
4. Ambassador Stuart Comberbach
5. Ambassador Nicholas Kitikiti
6. Willard Manungo
7. Prince Mupazviriho
8. Desire Sibanda
9. Sibususuwe Zembe
10. Ambassador Grace Mutandiro
11. Ambassador Mary Mubi
12. Ozias Hove
13. Clemence Masango
14. Eghpha Jokomo
15. Simon Masanga
16 Eria Phiri
17. Clifford Matorera
18. Innocent Tizora