ENERGY and Power Development minister Dzikamai Mavhaire yesterday gave a lease of life to former Cabinet minister, Herbert Murerwa, appointing him to lead the Zesa Holdings board.
Mavhaire also revived the fortunes of Zanu PF losing candidates Fred Kanzama and politburo member and President Robert Mugabe’s nephew Patrick Zhuwao as well as former MP and former top spy Shadreck Chipanga.
He turned to Zanu PF’s chair for Manicaland John Mvundura to lead the Zimbabwe Electricity Distribution and Transmission Company. Murerwa, who failed to make it to the eighth Parliament during last year’s general elections, served as Finance minister from 1996 to 2007 and later as Lands and Resettlement minister between 2009 and 2013.
Murerwa will be deputised by Ben Rafemoyo, a former Zesa chief executive officer. Other board members include Evelyn Kawonza, lawyer Simplicius Chihambakwe, Christine Masuta, Farai Mavhiya, Godknows Mhonde and Nyasha Mandeya.
Stanley Kazhanje was appointed board chairperson for Zimbabwe Power Company. He will be deputised by Zhuwao. Other members include Clarissa Muchengeti, R S Borerwe, Takawira Zengeya, Alban Nyakurima, Thandiwe Mlobane and Gertrude Chikwava.
Kariba Hydro-Power Company’s chairperson is James Chiuta Dube.
Ernest Muchayi was appointed chairperson of Zesa Enterprises.
Other members of the board include Judy Nyamuchanja (vice chairperson), Tererai Mutasa (managing director), Brigadier General Gibson Mashingaidze, Elias Musakwa and Roselene Chitsveto. Tsitsi Makova was appointed Powertel chairperson.
Other members of the board are Archibald Ndoro (vice-chairman), Samuel Maminimini (managing director), Gertrude Takawira, Kanzama, Gerald Mlotshwa and Chaplin Chinyanga.
Shingirai Mutumbwa was appointed National Oil Infrastructure Company board chairperson. Other members of the board are Nancy Masayiwa, Wilfred Matukeni, Brian Kaukonde, Jacob Chademana and Musekiwa Kamba.
Petrotrade will be chaired by former Bikita East MP Walter Mutsauri. Other board members are Zvinechimwe Churu, Tanaka Sikwila, Tinaye Kangai, Petronella Musarurwa, Raphael Tirivanhu, Bernard Hove and Busisiwe Dube.
The Rural Electrification Agency will be chaired by former Foreign Affairs secretary, Willard Chiwewe.
Other members of the board are Joshua Mashamba, Christinah Moyo, Fungai Mbetsa, Christopher Shumba, Josphat Jaji, Felix Chikovo, Midard Khumalo and Cecelia Chitiyo. Esther Mukosa will chair the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority board.