Compare & Contrast: Tsvangirai Vs Mugabe – Ministerial Positions

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    The party identified 10 "key ministries" which it divided equally with Zanu PF.

    Both Zanu PF and the MDC led by Tsvangirai have not challenged the allocation of three ministries – Regional Integration and International Cooperation, Education
    and Industry and Commerce — to the smaller MDC faction led by Arthur Mutambara.

    But the Tsvangirai MDC’s list differs from the ministry allocation gazetted by President Robert Mugabe after talks with Tsvangirai and Mutambara last year. The MDC-T has rejected the gazetted allocation as a "Zanu PF wish list".

    Here are the two lists compared:

    Ministry allocations as published in government gazette:

    MDC-T

    Zanu PF

    MDC-M

    1. Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs

    1. Defence

    1. Industry & Commerce

    2. Finance

    2. Transport

    2. Regional Integration and International Trade

    3. Economic Planning and Investment Promotion

    3. Foreign Affairs

    3. Education, Sport & Culture

    4. Energy and Power Development

    4. Justice and Legal Affairs

     

    5. Labour and Social Welfare

    5. Lands, Agriculture and Resettlement

     

    6. Health and Child Welfare

    6. Local Government and Urban Development

     

    7. Water Resources Development and Management

    7. Mines and Mining Development

     

    8. Public Service

    8. Youth Development, Indigenisation and Empowerment

     

    9. Sport, Arts and Culture

    9. Media, Information and Publicity

     

    10. State Enterprise and Parastatals

    10. Higher and Tertiary Education

     

    11. Information Communication Technology

    11. Small and Medium Enterprises and Cooperative Development

     

    12. National Housing and Social Amenities

    12. Women’s Affairs, Gender and Community Development

     

    13. Public Works

    13. Environment, Natural Resources and Tourism

     

    14. Science and Technology Development

    14. HOME AFFAIRS

     

    15. HOME AFFAIRS

       

    In the government gazette, the FINANCE ministry was originally allocated to Zanu PF together with HOME AFFAIRS. But Zanu PF conceded FINANCE to the Tsvangirai MDC during negotiations and accepted a NDC proposal to share control of HOME AFFAIRS. As a result of the FINANCE ministry concession, one ministry from the Tsvangirai MDC allocation would be expected to go to Zanu PF leaving a balance of 13+Home Affairs for Tsvangirai MDC and 14+Home Affairs for Zanu PF

     

     

     

    Tsvangirai’s MDC went to negotiations on Monday with the following counter-proposal:

    MDC-T

    Zanu PF

    MDC-M

    1. Home Affairs

    1. Defence

    1. Industry & Commerce

    2. Finance

    2. National Security (This Ministry was part of the original 31 agreed Ministries but was then removed from the list despite the portfolio still being controlled by Zanu PF. We have added it to the list once again)

    2. Regional Integration and International Trade

    3. Media, Information and Publicity

    3. Foreign Affairs

    3. Education, Sport & Culture

    4. Local Government, Rural & Urban Dev.

    4. Justice and Legal Affairs

     

    5. Agriculture

    5. Lands and Land Resettlement

     

    6. Economic Planning and Investment Promotion

    6. Small and Medium Enterprises and Cooperative Development

     

    7. Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs Environment,

    7. Mines and Mining Development

     

    8. Natural Resources and Tourism

    8. Youth, Indigenisation and Empowerment

     

    9. Women, Gender and Community Development

    9. Transport

     

    10. Information and Communications Technology

    10. Higher and Tertiary Education

     

    11. Health and Child Welfare

    11. State Enterprises & Parastatal Management

     

    12. Labour and Social Welfare

    12. Energy and Energy Development

     

    13. Public Service

    13. Science & Technology

     
     

    14. Water Resources Development and Management

     
     

    15. Public Works

     
     

    16. National Housing

     

    Ministries marked in red are "KEY MINISTRIES"