The Claim: Former Minister of Energy and Power Development, Fortune Chasi has been reappointed as energy minister.
The Verdict: Incorrect
Claim: Fortune Chasi has been reappointed as Minister of Energy.
Source: social media (Twitter)
On Saturday, December 24th, a Twitter user (@LynneStactia) shared a picture of Chasi and tagged him, enquiring on why the former minister had not yet announced his re-appointment.
“Nhai Muzukuru wa @MoyoT, @fortunechasi inga you didn’t tell us that you were appointed zvakare tiite makorokoto? Mapinda muhupfu makuda kurasa mhuri?” the tweet read.
However, Chasi took to his Twitter page and refuted the claim and denied having been reappointed to the Ministry. He then clarified that he has been reappointed as Deputy Secretary for legal affairs in the ZANU PF politburo and not the ministry of energy.
“Correction: I’m inundated with congratulatory messages on being reappointed energy minister. This is not true. I was reappointed Deputy Secretary for Legal Affairs in the ZANU PF Politburo. Handiko ku magetsi. Hon Soda is still the Minister.” Chasi’s tweet read.
Conclusion: Fortune Chasi is not the Minister of Energy and Power Development, no ministerial appointments were done by President E.D Mnangagwa in recent times.