Newly sworn in Zimbabwean President, Emmerson Mnangagwa has dissolved the cabinet of his predecessor, Robert Mugabe and handed over two key ministries to two former ministers from the former regime.
The state-owned broadcast station, ZBC announced on Monday that the decision to retain the two ministers was to ‘ensure the continuity of essential ministries.’
Mnangagwa appointed two leading members of the ruling ZANU-PF. Patrick Chinamasa was entrusted with the Finance Ministry, a portfolio he held until he was re-assigned to the Ministry of Cybersecurity in a cabinet reshuffle during the Mugabe regime.
Sivibarashe Mumbengegwi inherited the Foreign Affairs ministry. He was in charge of Economic Planning in the last government but has previously held the post of Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Emmerson Mnangagwa who was sworn in last Friday, three days after the resignation of the 93-year-old Mugabe, is yet to appoint his own cabinet and is scheduled to hold a meeting with the directors of all the ministries on Tuesday.