Patrick  Chinamasa
Zimbabwe

Patrick Chinamasa

Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs

Date of Birth: 25/01/1947
Place of Birth: Southern Rhodesia

Biography: Deputy Minister of Agriculture; Attorney General, Zimbabwe; Acting Minister of Finance, 2009; Minister of Justice, 2000-05 and 2006 to date.

Commentary: A shrewd political tactician, prominent figure in Zimbabwe African National Union's (ZANU) upper ranks and a hard-line Mugabe loyalist. Patrick Chinamasa believes that he has a chance in the succession stakes. He is chief negotiator and legal draftsman for the ZANU-PF, he knows his way around the constitution and international law and is said to make sure that Mugabe does not break it.

 

 

 



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Vol 55 N0 14

ZIMBABWE | RUSSIA

Arms-for-platinum deal

Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa said Zimbabwe had much to gain from Russia, especially in the area of mining...

Vol 55 N0 10

ZIMBABWE

Reversing the rot

Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa has already indicated that the financial sector will be exempt from the indigenisation programme, while President Robert Mugabe has endorsed suggestions that a more flexible policy needs to be considered...

Vol 55 N0 9

ZIMBABWE

Scramble for the top

Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa has announced a $6,000 monthly cap on pay packages but it is difficult to see how this can be legally enforced...

Vol 55 N0 8

ZIMBABWE

Another Diamond raises cash for Harare

After six months of unmitigated bad economic news, Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa has seized on the news that the Atlas Mara fund run by Bob Diamond, a former Chief Executive Officer of Barclays Bank, is investing heavily in regional banks...

Vol 55 N0 7

ZIMBABWE

Grace under fire

Concerned capitalMinister of Finance Patrick Chinamasa has said that banks should ‘abandon their culture of risk avoidance, and assume risk management stances and lend to these emerging economically active groups’, meaning those created by the government’s land reforms...

Vol 55 N0 6

ZIMBABWE

Unsuccessful successions

When faced with this month’s revelations that heads of parastatal companies earn multi-million United States dollar salaries, Mugabe ordered Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa to end the scandal or lose his job...

Vol 55 N0 6

ZIMBABWE

State corruption complicates succession battles

The next ranking Manica is Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa, who leans towards Mnangagwa...

Vol 55 N0 4

ZIMBABWE | CHINA

Wasting assets

Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa’s return from Beijing with an empty begging bowl made even bleaker news for the ailing economy...

Vol 55 N0 1

ZIMBABWE

Ruling party conference ignores crisis

Few expect Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa to produce any substantial new policies for the 2014 budget, which he is due to read in Parliament on 19 December...

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ZIMBABWE

Arms-for-minerals trades exposed

The new Finance Minister, Patrick Chinamasa, is now seeking technical support from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to leverage the country’s mineral resources to raise foreign capital and access external lines of credit...

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