Mugabe appoints ZANU-PF lawyer as Zimbabwe finance minister

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Posted: Sep 10, 2013 11:03 AM
Mugabe appoints ZANU-PF lawyer as Zimbabwe finance minister

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe named Justice Minister and top ruling party legal official Patrick Chinamasa as his finance minister on Tuesday as he appointed his cabinet in the wake of a July 31 election victory dismissed by the opposition as a fraud.

In an official list released at State House, the veteran leader nominated Walter Chidhakwa to run the key mining portfolio and placed outgoing environment minister Francis Nhema in charge of a push to increase black ownership of the economy.

(Reporting by Cris Chinaka; Editing by Ed Cropley)