Disappointment as Mnangagwa names new cabinet

Disappointment as Mnangagwa names new cabinet
From Al Jazeera - December 1, 2017

Emmerson Mnangagwa, Zimbabwe's new president,has installed his new 22-member cabinet, with major roles for people who were also in Robert Mugabe's government for years.

The appointments have led to some fears among the people of Zimbabwe.

"The worry is that nothing is going to change. There are a lot of people from the old guard, a lot of people who were in government when Robert Mugabe was still president," said Al Jazeera correspondent Haru Mutasa, reporting from Harare.

To a lot of Zimbabweans, Mnangagwa's picks are disappointing.

"It's the same bus, the conductor is no longer driving, but it's still the same bus," one man told Al Jazeera.

Several key positions have been given to leaders of the military, with General MajorSibusiso Moyo,one of the figures who played an important role in the recent military takeover, being appointed as Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Perrance Shiri,head of the air force was appointed Minister of Agriculture and Land Affairs.

However, people remain hopeful now that Mugabeis no longer in power.


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