Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa appoints cabinet

AP
Published Dec 1, 2017, 4:39 pm IST
Updated Dec 1, 2017, 4:39 pm IST
Cabinet includes ruling party loyalists as well as figures linked to the military, whose takeover helped oust former leader Robert Mugabe.
The ruling ZANU-PF party replaced Mugabe with Mnangagwa, who was fired weeks ago as vice president. (Photo: AFP)
 The ruling ZANU-PF party replaced Mugabe with Mnangagwa, who was fired weeks ago as vice president. (Photo: AFP)

Harare: Zimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed a new Cabinet that includes ruling party loyalists as well as figures linked to the military, whose takeover helped oust former leader Robert Mugabe.

No opposition politicians are included. The 22-member Cabinet announced late Thursday on state-run television includes Major General Sibusiso Moyo as foreign minister, Air Marshal Perrance Shiri as agriculture minister and Chris Mutsvangwa, leader of Zimbabwe's war veterans, as information minister.

 

Read: New day in Zimbabwe: Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in as President

Moyo on November 15 announced the military takeover that put Mugabe under house arrest and set in motion a national clamour leading to the former president's resignation after 37 years in power.

Mugabe quit on November 21 amid impeachment proceedings.

The ruling ZANU-PF party replaced him with Mnangagwa, fired by Mugabe weeks ago as vice president.

Location: Zimbabwe, Harare, Harare




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