Respected constitutional lawyer Lovemore Madhuku said the appointment of General Chiwenga as Health Minister is not a new thing and has already been tested in the constitutional court.

Madhuku said the National Constitutional Assembly took Mugabe to court in 2015 after he appointed ED Mnangagwa as the Minister of Justice.

At that time, the constitutional court found that section 103 and section 99 must be read together.

If these are read together, it means that a Vice President may be made responsible for the administration of a Ministry.

If that happens, a Vice President does not take a new oath as a minister.

This Vice President who is appointed as such is not called a Minister, he remains a Vice President.

Madhuku said the use of the word Minister is not constitutionally regulated.