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Mnangagwa dissolves cabinet, leaves 2 ministers

By Staff Reporter

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has dissolved cabinet and left the country’s top policy formulating organ with only two acting ministers to discharge government business as he prepares to name a new cabinet.

This was announced in a press statement by the Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Misheck Sibanda Monday evening.

“In terms of Section 108 (1c) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (Number 20) Act 2013, His Excellency the President of Zimbabwe, Cde Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, has dissolved Cabinet and is in the process of putting together a new team of cabinet ministers,” read the press statement.

To allow for uninterrupted services in critical Ministries of Government, Mnangagwa left government with Patrick Chinamasa as acting finance minister and Simbarashe Mumbengwi as acting foreign affairs minister.

Meanwhile, the country’s newly inaugurated leader has called for a meeting with permanent secretaries Tuesday with signs he was intent on seeing government business proceed in the absence of substantive ministers.

Mnangagwa spoke tough about habitual government inertia during his inauguration speech on Friday, insisting his new administration shall not brook failure to deliver by government officials.

All eyes are on him to see if he will trim cabinet to a leaner composition or he would simply proceed with appointing a bloated administration just like his predecessor, President Robert Mugabe.

Gary Murambiwa
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