Zimbabwe’s military muscles into first post-Mugabe cabinet

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PV International Desk : Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa appointed senior military officials to top posts in his first cabinet on Friday in what was widely seen as a reward for the army’s role in the removal of his predecessor, Robert Mugabe.
Mnangagwa was sworn in as president a week ago after 93-year-old Mugabe quit in the wake of a de facto military coup.
Mnangagwa, a former state security chief known as ‘The Crocodile’, made Major-General Sibusiso Moyo foreign minister and gave Air Marshal Perrance Shiri the land portfolio.
He brought back Patrick Chinamasa as finance minister once more despite his chequered record in that post previously.
Most Zimbabweans remember Moyo as the khaki-clad general who went on state television in the early hours of Nov 15 to announce the military takeover that ended Mugabe’s 37-year rule.