The highest position in the local sporting fraternity is currently unoccupied following the dissolution of the cabinet by the recently appointed president of Zimbabwe, Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa.
By Sportrief Reporter
The recent swearing in of the new president of Zimbabwe, Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa has rung some changes after the president dissolved the existing cabinet a few days ago.
In terms of section 108 (1) of the constitution of Zimabwe Amendment (number 20) act 2013, His Exellency the President of Zimbabwe Cde Emmerson Damudzo Mnangagwa has dissolved Cabinet and is in the process of putting together a new team of cabinet ministers,” read a press statement from the president’s office.
Consequently, the ministry of sports, arts and culture which was previously headed by Hon. Makhosini Hlongwane has also been affected by the new developments.
The ministry of sports, like any other other ministries, awaits to get a new minister after Hon. Hlongwane was expelled from the ruling party Zanu PF.
Hlongwane was expelled from the party along with other top officials for allegedly being part of a rogue faction or “cabal” known as G40 during a cleansing operation within Zanu PF known as Operation restore order.
It remains to be seen who is going to fill in the shoes left by the young and energetic former ZBC sports reporter, Makhosini Hlongwane.
Under his tenure which started two years ago, the ministry has been very active in uplifting sports within the country. The ministry successfully organised the Manyuchi bout held at the HICC, hosted the African chess championship where they hosted the Fide president, organised the Barcelona legends among other big events.