PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe finally unveiled his long-awaited Cabinet on Tuesday, but those hoping for change would have been disappointed.
Former Lands Minister Herbert Murerwa was the only casualty as Mugabe rotated his ministers and named new but experienced hands, while reducing the Cabinet from 33 to 26.
Jonathan Moyo, expelled from Zanu PF in 2005 before rejoining the party in 2008, bounced back in his old portfolio after being named Information Minister. He will be deputised by ZiFM Stereo boss, Supa Mandiwanzira.
Moyo lost his parliamentary seat in Tsholotsho North in the July 31 general elections, but Mugabe still found space for him along with Joseph Made, who lost in the Zanu PF primaries but has been returned to Agriculture.
Made and Moyo were among Mugabe's allocation of five non-constituency MPs, with three other slots going to Martin Dinha (Minister of State for Provincial Affairs - Mashonaland Central), Faber Chidarikire (Minister of State for Provincial Affairs - Mashonaland East) and Lazarus Dokora (Minister of Education).
Mugabe named former Justice Minister Patrick Chinamasa in Finance, while moving Obert Mpofu from Mines to Transport and Saviour Kasukuwere from Indigenisation to Water Resources and Environment.
Francis Nhema, previously at Environment, becomes the new Indigenisation Minister while Walter Chidhakwa replaces Mpofu at Mines.
Defence went to Sydney Sekeramayi as Emmerson Mnangagwa was shifted to Justice.
Dokora, who deputised David Coltart in the last government, takes over Education which has been split. The Sport and Culture element is now a full ministry, which went to Insiza North MP Andrew Langa.
Ignatius Chombo was retained in Local Government while Simbarashe Mumbengegwi was again entrusted with Foreign Affairs.
Only three women were named ministers - Oppah Muchinguri (Women's Affairs), Olivia Muchena (Higher and Tertiary Education) and Sithembiso Nyoni (Small and Medium Enterprises).
State Security, under which the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) fell, was dismantled, but it was not immediately clear which Ministry would take over the department. Nicholas Goche, who previously held the portfolio, was deployed in Labour.
The surprise appointment was Dzikamai Mavhaire, who takes over the key Energy and Power Development Ministry. He will have his in-tray full as the country experiences serious power outages.
Former Information Minister Wester Shamu is the new Minister of Information Communication Technology while Walter Mzembi was returned to Tourism.
Didymus Mutasa will keep his job as Presidential Affairs Minister, while Zanu PF national chairman was named a Senior Minister Without Portfolio.
Mugabe also appointed 10 Ministers of State for Provincial Affairs, an apparent strategy to retain what were called provincial governors in the old constitution.
FULL CABINET LIST:
Ignatius Chombo - Local Government Public Works and National Housing
Emmerson Mnangagwa - Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs
Patrick Chinamasa - Finance
Dzikamai Mavhaire - Energy and Power Development
Francis Nhema - Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment
Douglas Mombeshora - Lands and Rural Resettlement
Jonathan Moyo - Media, Information and Broadcasting Services
Sydney Sekeramayi - Defence
Didymus Mutasa - Presidential Affairs
Walter Mzembi - Tourism and Hospitality Industry
Andrew Langa - Sports, Arts and Culture
Webster Shamu - Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services
Savior Kasukuwere - Environment Water and Climate
Lazarus Dokora - Primary and Secondary Education
Olivia Muchena - Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development
David Parirenyatwa - Health and Child Care
Kembo Mohadi - Home Affairs
Oppah Muchinguri - Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development
Mike Bimha - Industry and Commerce
Nicholas Goche - Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare
Walter Chidhakwa - Mines and Mining Development
Obert Mpofu - Transport and Infrastructural Development
Simbarashe Mumbengegwi - Foreign Affairs
Sithembiso Nyoni - Small and Medium Enterprises and Cooperative Development
Simon Khaya Moyo - Senior Minister of State
Joseph Made - Agriculture Mechanisation and Irrigation
Flora Buka - Minister of State for Presidential Affairs
Josiah Hungwe - Minister of State for Liaising on Psychomotor Activities in EducationVocational Training
Sylvester Nguni - Minister of State in Vice President's office
The President appointed five non-constituency ministers in terms of the new constitution. They are Prof Jonathan Moyo, Lazarus Dokora, Dr Joseph Made, Martin Dinha and Faber Chidarikire
Ministers of State for Provincial Affairs:
Bulawayo - Eunice Moyo
Harare - Mirriam Chikukwa
Manicaland - Chris Mushowe
Mash Central - Martin Dinha
Mash West - Faber Chidarikire
Mash East - Simbaneuta Mudarikwa
Masvingo - Kudakwashe Bhasikiti
Matebeleland North - Cain Mathema
Matabeleland South - Abednico Ncube
Midlands - Jason Machaya
Davis Marapira (Cropping, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development)and Paddy Zhanda (Livestock) - Deputy Ministers of Agriculture
Defence Minister Sydney Sekeramayi has no deputy at the moment
Ziyambi Ziyambi - Deputy Minister of Home Affairs
Alice Mabuwa - Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce
Munacho Mutezo - Deputy Minister of Energy and Power Development
Simon Musanhu - Deputy Minister of Environment, Water and Climate
Dr Samuel Undenge - Deputy Minister of Finance
Dr Paul Chimedza - Deputy Minister of Health and Child Care
Tendai Savanhu - Deputy Minister of Lands and Rural Resettlement
Biggie Matiza - Deputy Minister of Local Government Public Works and National Housing
Noveti Mukonora - Deputy Minister of Small and Medium Enterprises and Cooperative Development
Tabeth Malinga - Deputy Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture
Petronella Kagonye - Deputy Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development
Abigail Damasane - Deputy Minister of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development
Fortune Chasi - Deputy Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs
Fred Moyo - Deputy Minister of Mines and Mining Development
Walter Kanhanga - Deputy Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry
Supa Mandiwanzira - Deputy Minister of Media, Information and Broadcasting Services
Prof Paul Mavhima - Deputy Minister of Primary and Secondary Education
Christopher Mutsvangwa - Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
Godfrey Gandawa - Deputy Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development
Chiratidzo Iris Mlambo -Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce
Dr Win Mlambo - Deputy Minister of Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services
Tongai Muzenda - Deputy Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare
Mathias Tongofa - Deputy Minister of Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment