Mnangagwa leaves minister after day

World December 2, 2017 14:21

harare - The new president of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has replaced his Minister of Education on Saturday after protests on social media and on the radio had been fierce. The minister had been appointed by Mnangagwa only a day earlier.

Mnangagwa has given well-known figures from the era of his predecessor Robert Mugabe an important place in his cabinet. For example, he gave air force commander Perrance Shiri the office of Minister of Land on Friday and Major General Sibusiso Moyo became Secretary of State.

Lazarus Dokora, who was Minister of Higher Education under Mugabe, was initially allowed to stay at Mnangagwa's post. There was a lot of criticism on that decision. Dokora would have undermined the education system and led his department badly. Mnangagwa replaced him with vice minister Paul Mavima.

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