Emmerson Mnangagwa dissolves Zimbabwe’s cabinet

Emmerson Mnangagwa dissolves Zimbabwe’s cabinet

- Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has dissolved Robert Mugabe’s cabinet

- Mnangagwa has appointed Patrick Chinamasa as acting Finance Minister

- Simbarashe Mumbengegwi appointed as acting Foreign Minister

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has dissolved the cabinet of former president Robert Mugabe thereby removing the last remnants of Mugabe’s 37-years in office.

Mnangagwa has appointed Patrick Chinamasa as the acting Finance Minister and Simbarashe Mumbengegwi as Zimbabwe’s acting Foreign Minister. These appointments are intended to allow critical government ministries to function as normal while the new President works on establishing his own cabinet.

Emmerson Mnangagwa dissolves Zimbabwe’s cabinet

Patrick Chinamasa. Photo: BBC

In a statement last night, the Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Dr Misheck Sibanda, said: “In terms of Section 108 (1c) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (Number 20) Act 2013, His Excellency the President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has dissolved Cabinet, and is in the process of putting together a new team of Cabinet ministers.

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Briefly.co.za learned from News24.com that the statement did not indicate when Mnangagwa would announce his new cabinet.

Mnangagwa promised sweeping reforms to government and policies in order to attract critically needed foreign investment to help rebuild Zimbabwe’s shattered economy. During his inaugural address on Friday, the new President vowed to serve the Zimbabwean people.

Emmerson Mnangagwa dissolves Zimbabwe’s cabinet

Simbarashe Mumbengegwi. Photo: BBC

Mnangagwa is set to meet both Chinamasa and Mumbengegwi for talks on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Zimbabwe has honoured Mugabe by declaring that his birthday on 21 February will become a public holiday.

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