Senior military persons get high-profile posts in Zimbabwe President’s cabinet
Harare: Zimbabwe`s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa named his cupboard on Friday, appointing senior navy figures to high-profile positions.
Mnangagwa has made Sibusiso Moyo, the final who appeared on state TV after the navy takeover on November 14, the brand new International Minister, studies the BBC.
The pinnacle of Zimbabwe`s air drive, Perence Shiri, was named the Minister of Agriculture and Land Affairs.
Mnangagwa was sworn in final week after former President Robert Mugabe agreed to resign after 37 years in energy.
Whereas the brand new President has chosen to maintain a lot of Mugabe`s former cupboard ministers in workplace, he has additionally awarded positions to navy leaders who’ve beforehand supported him.
Other than Moyo and Shiri, leaders of the highly effective struggle veterans` affiliation, who pushed for Mugabe to go after the navy intervention, additionally acquired cupboard jobs, the BBC reported.
Chris Mutsvangwa, who heads the group, is now in cost on the Data Ministry.
Shiri is infamous for having led the navy operation in opposition to opponents of Mugabe in Matabeleland within the early 1980s.
The operation resulted within the killing of an estimated 20,000 civilians.