Mugabe Appoints Nephew Empowerment Minister

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President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has named his nephew as Minister of Minister of Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment.

The appointment is part of Mugabe’s third cabinet reshuffle in less than a year. Mugabe’s nephew, Patrick Zhuwawo replaces Christopher Mushohwe in the ministry established to give the country’s blacks greater control of the economy.

Zhuwawo becomes the third person to lead the empowerment ministry since Mugabe and his party won elections in 2013, heading up the drive to force foreign-owned firms, including mines, to sell at least 51 percent of their shares to locals.

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