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.
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.