Mutare Senator and former diplomat Monica Mutsvangwa (Zanu PF) has been sworn in as Deputy minister of Labour and Social Welfare.
Mutsvangwa took her oath before President Robert Mugabe at State House on Friday.
She assumes the position left vacant by Tracy Mutinhiri, who lost the brief last year when she was expelled by Zanu PF over findings that she was working against the party’s interests.
The Senator is the wife to career diplomat, Christopher Hatikure Mutsvangwa. In her own right, she worked as a diplomat in Windhoek, Brussels and New York.
Among those at the ceremony were Vice-President Joice Mujuru, Defence minister Emmerson Mnangagwa and members of the Mutsvangwa and Parirenyatwa — her maiden name — families.
The holder of a Master of Business Administration degree, the much-travelled former diplomat can speak English, French, Mandarin, and Shona fluently.
The mother-of-four lists among her interests reading, Internet surfing and fundraising for the disadvantaged. — New Zimbabwe.com