Bruce Ndlovu, Sunday News Reporter
PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has relieved Advocate Fortune Chasi of his duties as the Minister of Energy and Power Development, with the Zanu-PF Member of Parliament for Muzarabani North, Hon Soda Zhemu appointed to take charge of the portfolio.

In a statement, Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Dr Misheck Sibanda noted that Minister Chasi had been relieved of his duties as his conduct was now falling short of the President’s expectations.

“In terms of Section 104 (1) of the Zimbabwe Constitution Amendment (No.20) Act of 2013, His Excellency the President Cde Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa has appointed Hon. Soda Zhemu, Member of Parliament for Muzarabani North, as Minister of Energy and Power Development in place of current Minister, Hon, Advocate Fortune Chasi.

The latter has been relieved of his Ministerial post in terms of Section 108 (1a) of the Zimbabwe Constitution Amendment (No.20) Act of 2013, as his conduct of government business had become incompatible with the President’s expectations. The appointment of Hon.

Soda Zhemu and the removal of Hon. Fortune Chasi are with immediate effect,” the statement read.