Zimbabwe leader’s Cabinet heavy on military, ruling party

Emmerson Mnangagwa, Zimbabwe's new president, appointed a new cabinet that is not inclusive of opposition politicians.

(The Washington Post) - Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed a new Cabinet filled with ruling party loyalists and figures linked to the military, whose takeover helped oust former leader Robert Mugabe. No opposition politicians are included.

The Cabinet picks had been seen as the first test of whether Mnangwgwa, a longtime Mugabe ally, would move out of his shadow.

The 22-member Cabinet announced late Thursday on state-run television includes Maj. Gen. Sibusiso Moyo as foreign minister, Air Marshal Perrance Shiri as agriculture minister and Chris Mutsvangwa, leader of Zimbabwe’s war veterans, as information minister.

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