President Emmerson Mnangagwa is reported to be on the verge of announcing a cabinet reshuffle with some of his ministers performing below par.
While addressing ZANU PF youths at the ruling party’s headquarters in Harare, Mnangagwa commended the youths who are in his current cabinet for doing a sterling job, and promised to add more “very soon”.
However, University of Zimbabwe political science lecturer, Eldred Masunungure, told the Daily News that a mere reshuffle will not be enough, because all the ministers have failed dismally. He said:
It is almost unfair for us to select certain individuals and say these ones are the bad apples because the whole Cabinet needs to be removed and replaced with new people.
He (the president) has to pick new apples and see how things will go. The current Cabinet has been an absolute disaster.
It’s totally incoherent and dysfunctional. So, it’s not really a matter of picking and choosing, he has to start from base zero.
In his current cabinet, Mnangagwa picked Mthuli Ncube (Finance), Perrance Shiri (Agriculture), Sibusiso Moyo (Foreign Affairs) and Kirsty Coventry (Sports) from outside Parliament as the Constitution allows the President to choose a maximum of five.