President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday announced new ministers since winning the July 30 harmonised elections. He dropped a number of ministers who had been in the cabinet for close to two decades and appointed some new faces, some of whom had not served in politics until now. As usual, there were differing reactions, to the appointments. Here is how some people reacted on social media site, Twitter,
3. Some deadwood and known crooks have been dropped from Cabinet. This is a good thing. There are some weak individuals and controversial characters but ED’s work ethic will force them to deliver. Great effort to winning public support @edmnangagwa
— Trevor Ncube (@TrevorNcube) September 7, 2018
— Prophet Cynic (@CynicHarare) September 7, 2018
Seems twimbos from these streets are agreeing that @edmnangagwa did his best given calibre of Zanu PF MPs….fusion of experience and fresh blood brings confidence…Economy ahead of politics.. it seems…Yo take twimbos
— Elias Mambo/Zim Morning Post 🇿🇼🇲🇼 (@elias_mambo) September 7, 2018
ED has pulled a blinder! Not one but three of my dear friends and favorite Zimbos made it to Cabinet! Congratulations to Mthuli Ncube, Sekai Nzenza and Kirsty Coventry! So so so proud. And congratulations to all the others. I am simply delighted !
— Petina Gappah (@VascoDaGappah) September 7, 2018
We have an Olympic champion as Sports Minister, which is a meritocratic appointment. It’s also a show of respect for sportspeople to appoint one of their own & an accomplished one at that. I wish @KirstyCoventry well and I hope she he’s all the support she needs to make it work.
— Alex T Magaisa 🇿🇼 (@Wamagaisa) September 7, 2018
I'm hugely impressed with the new Cabinet of Zimbabwe that was announced this afternoon.Let's roll up our sleeves and work to make our wonderful country great again!
Go for it guys!!
— Obert Gutu (@GutuObert) September 7, 2018
It's a Cabinet notable more for the usual suspects who didn't make it than the virtuosity of those who made it. The huge positive is a lot of corrupt, useless types are gone – the tragedy is those who made it still don't inspire confidence, except perhaps for two: Kirsty & Mthuli
— Mduduzi Mathuthu (@Mathuthu) September 7, 2018
— Zenzele (@zenzele) September 7, 2018
Congratulations to @kirstycoventry1 on your appointment as Minister of Sports, Arts and Youths. It is great to see a woman receiving such a significant a appointment on merit.
— Tsitsi Dangarembga (@efie41209591) September 7, 2018
BREAKING…Prof Mthuli Ncube at Finance and Kirsty Coventry in Sport. Those are fantastic appointments!
— Brezh Malaba (@BrezhMalaba) September 7, 2018
Prof @MthuliNcube has the credentials to take us out of this economic quagmire. Let’s hope they give him the latitude to make tough decisions so we can get out of this hole. His approach to the monetary crisis & bond notes will tell us a lot. For now, let’s keep hope alive.
— Fadzayi Mahere 🇿🇼 (@advocatemahere) September 7, 2018
Mthuli is not the best, he's an academic and best suited to RBZ not a ministry which requires a balance between the socio, economics and party ideology. Some of the faces of corruption are still present, eg prisca, joram (apa anodiwa ne mari abva aiswa ku energy kwairi) 2/10
— Happi Zengeni (@happ_zenge) September 7, 2018
Kirsty vs Phidza. Kirsty vs chaotic Rugby. Kirsty vs. corrupt ZCU. Kirsty vs. shambolic Sports Commission. Kirsty vs. Youth Fund, Kirsty vs. Piracy….. Ya. Hameno! @sabetachichi @MarwiziTawanda @MakichiTinashe @SimbaRushwaya
— Happi Zengeni (@happ_zenge) September 7, 2018
Congratulations @edmnangagwa on & to the new Cabinet, refreshingly new, competent faces, it’s encouraging to see women increasing & some powerful ministries though not yet uhuru. My optimism for Zimbabwe has been given a shot in the arm.😊 Fulfil this citizen’s great expectations https://t.co/Pp1CAWUwfY
— Jessie F. Majome (@JessieFMajome) September 7, 2018
50% Gender Parity achieved in Provincial Ministers. These are now very powerful positions in light of Devolution. Great move
— Nick Mangwana (@nickmangwana) September 7, 2018
The new Industry Minister is Nqobizitha Mangaliso Ndlovu, a product of the Zanu-PF youth league. He is currently studying for his Masters in Development Finance at UCT. MP of Bulilima East. pic.twitter.com/M0K5kgYYYp
— #Bustoptv21daysSeries (@bustoptv) September 7, 2018
Asked why @KirstyCoventry was chosen as Minster (for Youth, Sport), Arts & Recreation) when she has "never walked in the corridors of politics," Pres @edmnangagwa responded "Who was born in the corridors of power?"#EDNewCabinet
— C.E Mambo 🇿🇼 (@cemambo) September 7, 2018
A cabinet is as good as it's President and w cabinet does not wash away illegitimacy.
— Dr Nkululeko Sibanda Z W (@DrNkuSibanda) September 7, 2018
Can she relate to needs of ghetto youths? Isn't she a bit of an elitist, an outsider?. She may fix sports & may be get manipulated by @DavidColtart on cricket but she'd have to consult widely and rightly on the needs of the common youth. It's attitude that matters @KirstyCoventry
— kudakwashe marazanye (@KMarazanye) September 7, 2018
Joram Gumbo at energy is a big fail though.
— Christopher Farai (@ChrisCharamba) September 7, 2018
Does the constitution matter?
Did Mnangagwa violate or ignore the constitution with some of these appointments?
If he did, does it bother you? Why or why not?
Are you ok with the cabinet even if he may have sidelined the constitution?
— Chipo Dendere (@drDendere) September 7, 2018