President Emmerson Mnangagwa kicked out his Energy minister Jorum Gumbo and moved him to a new office in charge of Implementation and monitoring in his office while promoting Transport deputy minister, Fortune Chasi to head the energy portfolio.
In a statement issued last night, Mnangagwa promoted Chasi to be a full cabinet minister taking over from Gumbo at a time the country has been battling with never ending fuel crisis and power cuts.
“His excellency the president of the republic of Zimbabwe and commander in chief of the defence forces, Cde ED Mnangagwa has made the following senior appointments and re-assignments. Hon minister Jorum McDonald Gumbo has been appointed the minister of state for presidential Affairs in charge of implementation and monitoring. Hon Fortune Chasi, the current deputy minister of Transport and Infrastructure development, has been appointed minister of Energy and power development,” read the statement.
Gumbo served as Transport minister during the days of former president Robert Mugabe and retained his position after the ouster of the aged leader.
After the 2018 elections, Gumbo was appointed minister of Energy and power development and was tasked to deal with the fuel crisis which saw the country experiencing long queues.