HARARE, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Tuesday appointed Vice President (VP) Constantino Chiwenga as new Minister of Health and Child Care.
Chiwenga takes over former minister Obadiah Moyo whom was fired by Mnangagwa last month over corruption allegations.
This means Chiwenga will double as VP and health minister.
Misheck Sibanda, the chief secretary to the president and cabinet, confirmed the appointment of Chiwenga in a statement.
Sibanda said Chiwenga's appointment was with immediate effect.