Mnangagwa swears in his cabinet ministers
The President of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa on Monday swore in his new cabinet amid criticisms from some Zimbabweans.
The new President however defended his set of cabinet ministers which had key military officers in top positions.
The top generals occupying positions within Mnangagwa’s cabinet were crucial in the military takeover which led to Robert Mugabe’s resignation from power.
Last Saturday, President Mnangagwa made a quick change to his cabinet by replacing two nominees for ministerial portfolios.
The changes were made after public outcry over the appointments two days after the announcements were made.
Those who suffered from the reshuffle were the nominees for education and labour ministers.
The government said changes were being to the two portfolios to “ensure compliance with the constitution and considerations of gender, demography and special needs”.