Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa swears in his cabinet

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Zimbabwe’s new president Emmerson Mnangagwa
Zimbabwe’s new president Emmerson Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa swore in his cabinet on Monday.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa went ahead and swear-in his ministers despite huge criticism leveled against him for giving top posts to the generals who helped his rise to power.

Emmerson Mnangagwa rose to power last month in November following an alleged military coup against President Robert Mugaba government, he was sworn in as president of the Republic of Zimbabwe on November 24 after Robert Mugabe resigned.

President Mnangagwa come under fire for bringing back several faces from the Mugabe era, including Patrick Chinamasa as finance minister.

He has been forced to drop some members of his new Cabinet before they could be sworn in after he appointed more than the stipulated five ministers from outside Parliament.

The President has dropped his education minister, a day after reappointing him to a cabinet which gave top posts to senior military officials in what was widely seen as a reward for the army’s role in the removal of his predecessor, Robert Mugabe.

Mnangagwa made other changes to the cabinet that his chief secretary Misheck Sibanda called “adjustments to ensure compliance with the Constitution and considerations of gender, demography and special needs”.

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