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Zimbabwe´s New President Dissolves Cabinet

Emmerson Mnangagwa, new Zimbabwean president

Emmerson Mnangagwa, new Zimbabwean president

Harare, November 28 (RHC-Agencies)--Zimbabwe's president Emmerson Mnangagwa has dissolved the cabinet of his predecessor Robert Mugabe.

The action takes place three days after his inauguration. According to a statement of the president´s office, while a new cabinet is chosen, Mnangagwa has appointed Patrick Chinamasa as acting finance minister and Simbarashe Mumbengegwi as acting top diplomat "to allow uninterrupted services in critical ministries of government."

Mnangagwa, 75, was sworn in on Friday following dramatic events in the southern African country after the military took over saying they wanted to arrest criminals in government around 93-year-old Mugabe.

According to Zimbabwean largest daily newspaper “The Herald”, the situation in the country is back to normal and the police and other security services are acting in accordance with the Constitution, preserving law and order, and protecting the lives and properties of citizens.

Meanwhile it was also reported that the new Zimbabwean president has granted a three-month moratorium within which individuals and corporates that took money and assets out of the country are expected to bring them back.

According to local media, the amnesty will stretch from December 1 to February 28, and that during the period, the Government will neither ask questions nor press charges against those repatriating back the assets.

However, it was reported that non-compliant individuals and companies will be arrested and prosecuted in accordance with  Zimbabwe’s laws.

 

Edited by Jorge Ruiz Miyares
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