Ambassador Shava cleared to start work

by | Mar 19, 2021 | Local News | 0 comments

Hosia Mviringi

The newly appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Ambassador Shava has been cleared to start his work after being sworn in as Senator for Midlands.

Ambassador Shava was appointed to replace the late (Rtd) Lt Gen Sibusiso Busi Moyo who passed away earlier this year.

Following the appointment of Ambassador Shava, the ruling Party ZANU PF moved to appoint him to replace Lt Gen S B Moyo as Senator in the Midlands in fulfilment of a Constitutional requirement that he should be a legislator before he can be appointed Minister.

The announcement was made by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission Chairperson Justice Priscilla Chigumba in circular 371C of 2021, issued in accordance with the Electoral Act [CHAPTER 2:13]

“The public is hereby notified, in terms of section 39(7)(a) of
the Electoral Act [Chapter 2:13], that Frederick Makamure Shava, a registered voter in Ward 2 of Gweru Municipality, of Plot 4 Umsungwe Road, Harben Park, Gweru, who was nominated by the Zimbabwe African National Patriotic Front (ZANU PF) party to fill the vacancy in the Senate that occurred following the death of Hon Sibusiso Busi Moyo, has been appointed as a Senator with the effect from the date of publication of this notice,” she said in the circular.

The President had already exhausted his Constitutional five ministerial posts which can be filled from outside Parliament.

This appointment to senate was a requirement for the incoming minister to constitutionally commence duties as the country’s top diplomat.

Ambassador Shava has been a diplomat all his life since the attainment of Independence in 1980 and as such boasts of rich history and experience as a career diplomat.

His career on the global arena spans for decades, having represented the country in such countries as China and the United Nations, where he has been the country’s permanent representative for many years.
He is experienced and possibly the best foot forward for the country’s foreign relations portfolio which is directly focused on re-engagement and fostering new relations.