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Zimbabwe President gives cabinet jobs to military figures

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  2 Dec 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Harare, Dec 1 : Zimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mngagwa med his cabinet on Friday, appointing senior military figures to high-profile positions. Mngagwa has made Sibusiso Moyo, the general who appeared on state TV after the military takeover on November 14, the new Foreign Minister, reports the BBC. The head of Zimbabwe's air force, Perence Shiri, was med the Minister of Agriculture and Land Affairs. Mngagwa was sworn in last week after former President Robert Mugabe agreed to resign after 37 years in power. While the new President has chosen to keep many of Mugabe's former cabinet ministers in office, he has also awarded positions to military leaders who have previously supported him. Aside from Moyo and Shiri, leaders of the powerful war veterans' association, who pushed for Mugabe to go after the military intervention, also got cabinet jobs, the BBC reported. (IANS)

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