Olympic Swimmer, Gold Medalist, Coventry Takes Zim Sports Ministry
Zimbabwe Olympic swimming gold medalist, Kirsty Coventry, has been appointed Minister of Sports by President Emmerson Mnangagwa in Harare today.
Kirsty Leigh Coventry (born 16 September 1983, Harare) is a Zimbabwean former swimmer and former world record holder. She is a member of the International Olympic Committee and in early 2018, she was elected the Chairperson of the IOC Athletes’ Commission, the body that represents all Olympic athletes worldwide.
Coventry attended and swam competitively for Auburn University in Alabama, in the United States. At the 2004 Summer Olympics, in Athens, Greece, Coventry won three Olympic medals: a gold, a silver, and a bronze, while in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing she won four medals: a gold and three silver.
The 20 cabinet Ministers are as follows:
Finance – Professor Mthuli Ncube
Defence – Oppah Muchinguri Kashiri
Local Government – July Moyo
Foreign Affairs – SB Moyo
Public Service Sekesai Nzenza
Industry – Mangaliso Ndlovu
Home Affairs – Cain Mathema
Higher Education – Amon Murwira
Primary and Secondary Education – Paul Mavima
Lands, Agriculture – Perrance Shiri
Mines – Winston Chitando
Energy and Power Development – Jorum Gumbo
Transport – Joel Biggie Matiza
Information – Monica Mutsvangwa
ICT – Kazembe Kazembe
Tourism – Prisca Mupfumira
Sport, Arts and Recreation – Kirsty Coventry
Health – Obadiah Moyo
Justice – Ziyambi Ziyambi
Women Affairs – Sithembiso Nyoni
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