Anastancia Ndlovu, the Deputy Minister of Tourism

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: The Constitution of Zimbabwe: Appointment of Ministers and Deputy Ministers

  • The President appoints Ministers and assigns functions to them, including the administration of any Act of Parliament or of any Ministry or department, but the President may reserve to himself or herself the administration of an Act, Ministry or department
  • The President may appoint Deputy Ministers to assist any Minister in the exercise of his or her functions
  • Ministers and Deputy Ministers are appointed from among Senators or Members of the National Assembly, but up to five, chosen for their professional skills and competence, may be appointed from outside Parliament
  • In appointing Ministers and Deputy Ministers, the President must be guided by considerations of regional and gender balance
  • Ministers and Deputy Ministers who are not Members of Parliament may sit and speak, but not vote, in the Senate or the National Assembly
  • Before taking office, a person appointed as Minister or Deputy Minister must take before the President the appropriate Ministerial oath

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