President Emmerson Mnangagwa criticised over Cabinet appointments

New interim Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa is officially sworn-in during a ceremony in Harare on November 24, 2017. PHOTO |
MUJAHID SAFODIEN | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Mr Mnangagwa’s most controversial appointments included Sibusiso Moyo, the general who played a prominent role in the recent military takeover.

  • The head of Zimbabwe’s air force, Perence Shiri, was named minister of agriculture and land affairs despite having led a military operation against opponents of Robert Mugabe in the early 1980s.

  • Mr Mnangagwa, 75, named his cabinet overnight on Thursday, and is expected to appoint two vice presidents following a special ZANU-PF congress in mid-December.

HARARE, Sunday

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