Zimbabwe’s new president Mnangagwa dissolves cabinet


Zimbabwe’s new president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, dissolved the cabinet on Monday and said he is in the process of assembling a new team of cabinet ministers.

In a statement, the chief secretary to the president and cabinet Misheck Sibanda said President Mnangagwa had appointed Patrick Chinamasa as acting finance minister and Simbarashe Mumbengegwi as acting foreign minister to allow for uninterrupted services in critical government ministries until a new cabinet is announced.

The two ministers previously occupied the same portfolios before former president Robert Mugabe reshuffled cabinet in October and moved them to new ministries.

Sibanda said the president would on Tuesday meet all permanent secretaries for deliberations.

Mnangagwa was sworn in as president last Friday after Mugabe’s resignation following military and public pressure.

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