How Zimbabweans Are Reacting To Mnangagwa’s New Advisory Council

Earlier today, a document containing a list of Zimbabwean business and religious leaders chosen to be part of President Mnangagwa’s new Advisory Council was leaked. The list includes prominent figures such as Shingi Munyeza, Kuda Tagwirei, Joe Mutizwa, Trevor Ncube and Sam Malaba.

Zimbabweans are reacting to the list on social media with some referring to it as a list of “Juntapreneurs” and some saying an advisory council will not solve the problems currently faced by government. Some, however, are in support of the new initiative.

Here are some of the most interesting reactions:

I just had a couple of “Et tu, Brute?” moments as I studied ED’s new kitchen cabinet, which ironically is also a faction-balancing exercise. But I did laugh at “They should be non-partisan”. Really? It would be funny if it weren’t so tragic. – Alex Magaisa

The problem with accepting such an appointment – no matter how well intentioned you may be – is that you effectively have to gag and censor yourself. Cabanga with everything that has transpired this January alone singakayi khatshana – being a leader and not being able to object. – Mukololo

Dear Mr @edmnangagwa -What you lack is political -creating multilayers of advisors will not cure crisis -you are adding more chaos to your bureaucracy .Keen to see how this Council will work with Ministers,ministry & your office. – Glen Sungao Mpani

Who leaks official documents? or do governments plan to have official documents leaked? either way, this is an interesting collection of people for the advisory council – what are they advising Mnangagwa on? received via 8 whatsapp groups- at the same time – Chipo Dendere


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Joe MutizwaShingi MunyezaAlex Magaisa

Joe Mutizwa is a renowned Zimbabwean Business Executive who was at the helm of Delta Corporation Limited Zimbabwe, which is one of the top quoted companies on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange, for 10 years. Mutizwa is also an author, having penned five books on leadership.... Read More About Joe Mutizwa

Shingi Albert Munyeza is a Zimbabwean religious leader, businessman and political activist known mostly for being part of President Emmerson Mnangagwa's Advisory Council. Munyeza was highly critical of former President Robert Mugabe who was deposed in a military coup that installed Mnangagwa president in November... Read More About Shingi Munyeza

Dr. Alex T. Magaisa is a lawyer in Zimbabwe, lecturer of law in the United Kingdom, Zimbabwean political strategist, and blogger. He currently lives in the UK. Magaisa is known for his political and social commentary work on issues affecting Zimbabwe and has been a... Read More About Alex Magaisa

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  1. Classically localized and could have been also internationalized [with members from Zim Opposition and other parties; Zim NGOs local and international; SADC states, AU, EU, UN, other key development partners ] to give a fresh breath in terms of contemparality and keeping pace with the developmental demands of the time as demanded by the fast advancing global community. Otherwise as is it lacks the requisite dynamism and may loose steam before even taking off.

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