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Zimbabwe's newly appointed ministers take oath of office

Monday, December 04, 2017 - 00:54

President Emmerson Mnangagwa's new cabinet ministers take their oath of office in Zimbabwe's State House. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. Zimbabwe's newly appointed cabinet ministers took their oath of office in the country's State House on Monday (December 4), amid criticism over the controversial appointment of senior military officials to top posts. In what was widely seen as a reward for the army's role in the removal of his predecessor, the new president Emmerson Mnangagwa brought back Patrick Chinamasa as finance minister, despite his chequered record in that post previously, made Major-General Sibusiso Moyo foreign minister and handed Air Marshal Perrance Shiri the sensitive land portfolio. Sworn in as president a week ago after 93-year-old Mugabe quit in the wake of a de facto military coup, Mnangagwa, a former state security chief known as 'The Crocodile', dropped allies of Mugabe's wife, Grace, but brought back many Mugabe loyalists from the ruling ZANU-PF party, disappointing those who had been expecting a break with the past.

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Zimbabwe's newly appointed ministers take oath of office

Monday, December 04, 2017 - 00:54