Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Zimbabwe pics of the day.....10/02/09

Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the main opposition party in Zimbabwe addresses a press conference in Harare, Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009. Zimbabwe's opposition leader says political detainees should be released before he is sworn in as prime minister of a unity government.


Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Zimbabwe's main opposition party, addreses a press conference in Harare, Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009. Tsvangirai announced the names of Ministers from the opposition party who would be part of the inclusive government, ahead of his inauguration as Zimbabwe's Prime Minister on Feb. 11.

Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, who is set to join a unity government as prime minister, announces February 10, 2009 in Harare opposition ministers for the coalition cabinet. Tsvangirai named 15 top party officials to a cabinet that he said would "rebuild our country." He is set to be sworn in as prime minister on February 11, with the cabinet taking office on February 13.

Zimbabwean opposition leader and Prime Minister designate Morgan Tsvangirai is pictured during a new conference in the capital Harare, February 10, 2009. Zimbabwe's MDC leader Tsvangirai is expected on Tuesday to name his cabinet team to serve in a unity government with President Robert Mugabe, MDC officials said.

Save The Children is working in Zimbabwe, helping in rural areas with a food aid programme.

This woman later died from cholera after this picture was taken.

Aid agencies say the number of cases is quadrupling every week in some rural areas. In one small village in Mashonaland West we filmed a family who had been stricken by the disease. The grandparents were lying untreated in their own waste, while two small children were also displaying the first signs of cholera. Family members said they could not afford to pay for the transport to take their relatives to the nearby clinic.

Cholera Epidemic Sweeps Zimbabwe.

The cholera epidemic in Zimbabwe has now killed thousands, but is just one of the facing Morgan Tsvangirai when he's sworn in as prime minister on Wednesday. Sky News is banned from Zimbabwe, but Emma Hurd is inside the country and sent this report.


MDC-T names Cabinet Ministers 

1.Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs- Eric Matinenga

2. Finance- Tendai Biti

3. Economic Planning and Investment Promotion- Elton Mangoma

4. Energy and Power Development- Elias Mudzuri

5. Labour and Social Welfare- Paurina Mpariwa

6. Health and Child Welfare-Henry Madzorera

7. Water Resources Development and Management- Abednico Bhebhe

8.Public Service-Eliphas Mukonoweshuro

9.State Enterprise and Parastatals- Eddie Cross

10.Information Communication Technology-Nelson Chamisa

11.Social Amenities-Fidelis Mhashu

12.Public Works-Theresa Makone

13.Science and Technology Development- Heneri Dzinotyiwei

14.Home Affairs-Giles Mutsekwa

Deputy Ministers

Roy Bennet- Agriculture  

Jessie Majome- Justice and Legal Affairs  

Sesel Zvidzai- Local Government  

Tichaona Mudzingwa- Defence

The other three Deputy Minister’s will be announced after further consultations between Tsvangirai and Mugabe.


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