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Moyo demoted to Higher Education Ministry

HARARE – President Robert Mugabe has demoted his motor mouth Information Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo and given him the less influential cabinet posting of Higher and Tertiary education.

Jonathan Moyo forced to ‘step down’
Jonathan Moyo demoted

For the past two weeks Moyo’s fate had been hanging in the balance after Mugabe ejected him from a cabinet meeting.

The 91-year-old Zanu PF leader claimed Moyo needed to be sworn in again after he had won the Tsholotsho parliamentary seat in last month’s by-elections.

It would however appear it was a calculated move to clip the wings of a minister many in Zanu PF felt was getting too big for his boots and was dividing the party even more by allegedly settling scores using the state media.

The following are the new ministerial appointments

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