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All eyes on Zimbabwe as new cabinet to be sworn in

Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn in last month after a military takeover which saw the resignation of Robert Mugabe after almost four decades in power.

Newly sworn-in President Emmerson Mnangagwa speaks during the inauguration ceremony at the National Sport Stadium in Harare, on 24 November 2017. Picture: AFP

ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe's new government ministers are due to be sworn in at State House in Harare on Monday morning.

The new 22-member cabinet left many in the country disappointed after President Emmerson Mnangagwa failed to include members of the opposition.

Mnangagwa was sworn in last month after a military takeover which saw the resignation of Robert Mugabe after almost four decades in power.

WATCH: Crowds cheer as new president of Zimbabwe is sworn in

For many, the new cabinet does not encapsulate the hopes of a new Zimbabwe.

The new ministers include army officers, with critics saying they’re dead wood left over from Mugabe’s cabinet.

At the weekend, top government official Chris Mutsvangwa said Mnangagwa had wanted to include MDC members in his cabinet, but he was blocked by MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai.

However, this claim was dismissed by MDC deputy president Nelson Chamisa.

Chamisa took to Twitter and said no such offer was ever made.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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