The President of Zimbabwe, His Excellency Emmerson Mnangagwa has sacked State Security Minister Owen Mudha Ncube for “conduct inappropriate” for a Cabinet Minister.
He was appointed State Security Minister in September 2018.
As Minister of State, Ncube ordered a crackdown against demonstrators protesting against a 150% fuel hike in January 2019.
During the protests atleast 12 people were killed while over 600 were arrested.
He is famously for ordering internet blackouts during the protests.
“The President Cde ED Mnangagwa has in terms of section 340, subsection (1) paragraph (f), as read with section 104, subsection (1) pf the Constitution of Zimbabwe removed Owen Ncube from Office of Cabinet Minister with immediate effect for conduct inappropriate for a Minister of Government.