CCC leader Nelson Chamisa on Friday named a shadow cabinet despite the opposition party having no formal structures.
A shadow cabinet is made up of senior members of the main opposition party who act as spokespeople for the opposition in specific policy areas.
Chamisa named one of his deputies Tendai Biti, as the shadow minister of Finance and Economic Development.
In correspondence to the Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda, Chamisa wrote:
This serves to inform your office that Hon Prosper C. Mutseyami shall be the party chief whip and he will be deputised by Sichelesile Mahlangu.
The party has also made the following appointments to shadow the substantive Ministry.
The shadow cabinet members are Tendai Biti (Finance and Economic Development), Chalton Hwende (Defence and War veterans), Willias Madzimure (Industry and Commerce), Susan Matsunga (Women’s affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprises Development) and Judith Tobaiwa (Health and Child Care)…
Other members of the CCC shadow cabinet include Fani Munengami (Primary and Secondary Education, Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development), Happymore Chidziva (Youth, Sport, Arts – and Recreation), Wellington Chikombo (Local Government and Public Works), Eric Murai (Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement, Johnson Matambo (Environment, Climate Change, Tourism and Hospitality Industry) while Settlement Chikwinya was named as Transport and Infrastructure Development shadow minister.
Chamisa named Bulawayo legislator Kucaca Phulu as Justice Legal and Parliamentary Affairs shadow minister, Murisi Zwizwai (Mines and Mining Development), Prince Sibanda (Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services) and Dickson Tarusenga (Energy and Power Development).
He also appointed Godfrey Koster to be the Caucus Secretary for the CCC party in the National Assembly.