President Emmerson Mnangagwa is said to be under pressure from some senior Zanu PF officials to reshuffle his cabinet, according to an Independent report.
The disgruntled officials are those believed to have fought in Mnangagwa’s corner in the race to succeed Mugabe. They now feel that they should have their day in the sun as the current cabinet has failed to deliver.
Presidential spokesperson George Charamba said that he is not aware of an imminent cabinet reshuffle. He is quoted as saying:
Not that he would tell us before doing it, but there is no reshuffle. It’s just a case of some people who are pushing for posts.
Several ministers are considered to be not up to the task according to the report:
It is not clear whether Mnangagwa’s top ally, Owen Ncube, who orchestrated the illegal cutting off of internet connectivity in a futile attempt to facilitate a crackdown on civilians away from the glare of the international community, will remain as Minister of State for National Security in the President’s Office.
Industry and Commerce minister Mangaliso Ndlovu’s head also seems to be on the chopping block as he is largely seen as clueless.
Health minister Obadiah Moyo, whose credentials have been questioned by doctors, has had a torrid time as he failed to address doctors’ grievances, resulting in a 40-day strike. The prolonged strike resulted in many patients being turned away from public hospitals leading to loss of life.
Mangaliso Ndlovu is the Minister of Industry. Read More About Mangaliso Ndlovu
Obadiah Moyo is the Minister of Health and Child Care. Moyo was also the former CEO of Chitungwiza Hospital. Read More About Obadiah Moyo
Owen Mudha Ncube is a Zimbabwan politician and current Minister of State in the president's office for National Security. He is also a businessman, farmer and a member of the Zanu-PF party. He is the former Minister of State for Midlands Province . He was... Read More About Owen Ncube