Patrick Chinamasa is back in charge of Zimbabwe's public purse. Picture: Jekesai Njikizana / AFP

Harare - Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Monday named Patrick Chinamasa acting finance minister until a new cabinet has been appointed, the chief secretary to the president and cabinet said in a statement.

Chinamasa was a former finance minister under Robert Mugabe's government but was moved to a newly created ministry of cyber security during a reshuffle last month. 

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