President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed his long-awaited 20-member cabinet which includes new faces like Mthuli Ncube as Minister of Finance and Kirsty Coventry and Minister of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation.
Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front chairperson Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri was appointed Minister of Defence.
Long-standing ministers who were left out of the cabinet include Obert Mpofu, Patrick Chinamasa, Mike Bimha,Simon Khaya Moyo, David Parirenyatwa and Supa Mandiwanzira.
Mnangagwa did not include anyone from the Movement for Democratic Change Alliance killing speculation that has been doing the rounds that he is trying to rope in party leader Nelson Chamisa.
The Ministers will be sworn in on Monday.
In an opinion piece for the Source Mthuli Ncube said one of the first things he would do is to abandon the bond notes.
Read his views here:
Full cabinet list:
Minister of Finance – Professor Mthuli Ncube
Minister of Defence – Oppah Muchinguri Kashiri
Minister of Local Government – July Moyo
Minister of Foreign Affairs – SB Moyo
Minister of Public Service – Sekesai Nzenza
Minister of Industry – Mangaliso Ndlovu
Minister of Home Affairs – Cain Mathema
Minister of Higher Education – Amon Murwira
Minister of Primary and Secondary Education – Paul Mavima
Minister of Lands, Agriculture – Perrance Shiri
Mines – Winston Chitando
Minister of Energy and Power Development – Jorum Gumbo
Minister of Transport – Joel Biggie Matiza
Minister of Information – Monica Mutsvangwa
Minister of ICT – Kazembe Kazembe
Minister of Tourism – Prisca Mupfumira
Minister of Sport, Arts and Recreation – Kirsty Coventry
Minister of Health – Obadiah Moyo
Minister of Justice – Ziyambi Ziyambi
Minister of Women Affairs – Sithembiso Nyoni