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by iNdaba Ndaba
01 Dec 2017 at 07:12hrs | Views
Following the euphoria after Robert Mugabe resignation, Zimbabweans had high hopes that change was afoot under the new president Emmerson Mnangagwa and were eagerly awaiting the announcement of his so call new cabinet.

These are views by the people of Zimbabwe, if you want to share your views too - please contact Byo24 via email:
  • 01 Dec 2017 at 13:54hrs

    Zoe: "This military coup covered with involving us the public to make it like it isn't.
    "This was never about the country, it was a zanu pf nonsense to settle scores by using the military a state resource which should be neutral in politics.
    "The military chiefs being given ministerial positions?
    "We are so so so in trouble.
    "What a coup, I never wanted this gugurahundi leader in that position anywhere."

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 10:49hrs

    J Govo says: As Zimbabwean people we have been longing for a change , not only a change but a great change , we were not expecting such a cabinet . a cabinet of old horses.
    Maybe we had high hopes for his excellence ED because of the problems we went through.
    In other words we are disappointed but of other opinion let's give the President a chance to prove himself.

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 10:45hrs

    Wa Bhadiswana: Zimbabweans are an illustration of why high literacy rates simply means more people can read, write and count..... Not bright.

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 10:44hrs

    GM Ndlovu says "Rubbish! A bunch old crooks and looters. The VP post has been deliberately not announced. Its for Chiwenga."

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 10:43hrs

    B Ndlovu: Well I wasn't suprised by this coz I know as long as it's still zanu pf ruling nothing gonna change same old people n same old thieves so what more do we expect more n more looting going ahead as before

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 10:43hrs

    Malinga Ndlovu: People wanted the president to appoint opposition members so they are very disappointed yet they don't know that people like Sibusiso Moyo are innovators and well educated.Let's give them all the support and be patient with them

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 10:43hrs

    Maphosa: A bunch of thieves regrouping to finish our resources to ground .

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 10:42hrs

    Matho: Cabinet of gukurahundists oh yah mxm

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 10:42hrs

    V Thuthani Ndlovu says "I think this shows that Zimbabwe is an untransformed society in every way in terms of power resting in old men even though the youth make up to 80% and women making up 52% of the population. This is what has led to the downfall of the country and will keep it down."

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 10:39hrs

    "This is so dissappointing we were all taken for a ride how can the same old looters who stood with the dictator in denying us freedom and destroying our economy be awarded half of the ministries, this can only translet to one thing loyalty and factionalism comes first in Zanu the new president is just awarding his foot soldiers who stood with him in team lacoste with jobs however lets not condemn them yet lets wait and see maybe they have transformed if not the election is just around the corner we will vote them out i agree a GNU would have brought the nation together this is a lost opportunity." - Ngulube

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 10:38hrs

    Mpala says "Attempting a miracle. Breathing life into prehistoric dodos is a proverbial pie in the sky for a starving nation. If it's a family thing some of them shd reliquishing their posts to their children who may b hitting legal retirement age. If we expect 21st century solutions to the comatose economy frm these dodos we either deluded or schizophrenic or both. "stale old wine in new bottles." This is nt a lean cabinet by a country mile. Do we need prov ministers?? We hv PAs thus "a duplication of duties". Dokora again shows some pple r either too old to hv chn or their grand children go to private schools on Mars."

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 10:37hrs

    Vodloza: Nonsense cabinet, indeed it was a coup,believe it or not people were used and dumped.

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 10:37hrs

    Mutero: "Hapana hapana.Same thieves hope"

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 10:36hrs

    Bongani says "He has rewarded his fellow coupsters and squandered any chance of being a unifier or reformist."

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 10:36hrs

    Viki says "Its a bunch of professional looters. They will continue with their loot though now protected by the army."

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 10:26hrs

    "Its impossible for Mnangagwa to make independent judgement because of the army's remote control of the executive. Mnangagwa gave a sweet talk during his sworn in ceremony & I thot ZANUPF was rejuvinated! I was wrong. The ZANUNISATION & MUGABEISM is a modern day Fascism system that is hard to see. First Mugabe used divide and rule tactics.

    "He strictly chose Zezurus to critical positions, he made sure that the Karangas are blamed for Gukurahundi and lastly he made all blacks to think whites are bad people. Mnangagwa inherited those tactics and exposed the so called G40. In reality we were united to dethrone Mugabe and Chombo only. Chombo has received it all, we are calling him all sorts of names. Common sense tells me that Chombo is not alone, the likes of Prof Moyo, Mpofu, Kasukuwere, Mugabe, Mujuru, Chivayo etal are some of the worst corrupt politicians on the face of the earth. By failing to disclose names of corrupt officials Zimbabwe is a LEMONS MARKET and investors will face ADVERSE SELECTION.

    "Good money will chase bad investments & we will never achieve Financial Stability. Because of this Apatheid Government, issues to do with Regionalism, Egoism, Tribalism, Racism, Gukurahundism, Zanunism, Mugabeism are impossible to solve. The AIPA & POSA invented by Jonathan Moyo took away our dignity, our pride, our freedom and our fundermental human rights as a people. We have been used, betrayed & dumped. We feel rejected & useless. We have Fifth Citizenship tags on our foreheads. Are we Zimbabweans really? Honestly Zimbabweans are Zanupf members ONLY.

    "Mnangagwa was supposed to lead by example, but is failing us. Truely believe me or not we have leadership crises. We are all holed up in a skunk hole & we cant breath or move. Zimbabwe has a great potential for growth but these blind leaders are taking us to another sanctions because I dont see any democratic elections. We are a militarised state! Its unfortunate that some people sacrificed their life not for everyone's Independence, but for ZANUPF independence.

    "On the other hand the opposition parties are failing to come up with a road map to challenge the status quo. They are fragmented and don't have a sense of purpose. As Zimbabweans in general we are failing to unite, we call each other tribe names. We have inherited Mugabeism concept. We love what is bad. I therefore urge you Zimbabweans to register to vote and to vote this Mugabe system out." - via WhatsApp

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 10:21hrs

    "The reason why undemocratic processes of power are not to be supported is because those who are involved in carrying out the task end up installing themselves in government positions without consulting the people's voices. Therefore,alienating the people. Which will result in that government employing suppressive tactics to contain peoples anger. Munangagwa Cabinet is absolutely a disaster." - via WhatsApp

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 10:17hrs

    Chamunorwa Matanhike - On paper the appointments seem like President Mnangagwa has surrounded himself with people who have failed to deliver in the past.People deserve second chances.This is the chance for some of these ministers to redeem themselves.Let us wait and see how they will perform.

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 10:17hrs

    "I think Robert was far much better than the so called new president especially considering dare a normal person return a thief like chinamasa" - via WhatsApp

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 10:16hrs

    Stewart Mutekwa - I think we better give the cabinet a chance, but as for minister dokora he made a mistake because he is not wanted.

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 10:16hrs

    Timothy Kaela - More of continuity than change

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 10:15hrs

    Bernardo Nzira - The cabinet is full of dead and idiot ministers used by Mugabe so what's the difference btn Mugabe and mnangangwa what is Patrick chinamasa perence shiri general moyo ziyambi ziyambi going to change l will not vote for you mnangangwa u a the same with Mugabe your hands are full of blood u will never ressutect Zimbabwe never ever

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 10:15hrs

    Trymore Mhlanga says, We thought he is not going to recycle the old wine into new bottle; we are wounded we are doomed; what new can the new cabinet bring ; after 37 years in power; its deception no investor can bring his cash; I doubt noone can bring his money back under the current amnesty that has started today

  • Fading hope #NewCabinet - Sam Mpofu

    01 Dec 2017 at 10:10hrs

    Now that reality is slowly creeping in, as a parent I'm really heartbroken, feeling betrayed and realising that I like many Zimbabweans were given false hope by President ED and his military Junta. I was beginning to have a glimmer of hope of a new Zimbabwe especially for my kids' education but alas the bubble has been burst with a cabinet full of deadwood and now including army generals.

    As a parent my joy of having Dokora out of office when the cabinet was dissolved lasted overnight, the man has bounced back and is having the last laugh in the face of Parents and Teachers who wanted him out like yesterday. The man who has single-handedly undone all the gains that had been achieved after a meltdown of the education sector. The man who has presided over his ministry in an authoritarian manner and introduced an insane new curriculum which seems to have an agenda of indoctrinating our kids not to mention how overbearing it is!!

    As a parent clearly in my view ED is not really interested in change, it was about power and giving people false hope was a way of legitimising his rise to power through a military coup and increasingly becoming a great betrayal of the promises made on the 18th of November 2017.

    What's next for our children, the future continues to be bleak, teachers are further de-motivated with the return of Dokora, this spells doom.

    Lord in heaven how much more do we need to suffer as Zimbabweans when will the citizens of this nation have a say in who and how this country is governed, is it a crime to not have gone to the war, is it a crime to have been born after independence? when will all this insanity end.

    I'm writing this with a heavy heart and with fading hope. Mediocrity and incompetence continue to be rewarded and celebrated, failed Ministers, looters, murderers and perpetrators of atrocities in Zimbabwe continue to be elevated and enjoy the good of the country at the expense of everyone else.

    Where are we headed as a country?? Anyone out there with answers?

    The only thing that seemingly changes in Zimbabwe is age nothing more.

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 10:07hrs

    Moyo: Rotating same old horses. Disaster in Education wth ths Dokora guy

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 10:07hrs

    Vint: Zimbabweans are truly cursed and have bad luck that I cant even descibe....when the very same people who looted the State coffers are placed in much more higher positions and with more power!!!! Then as a country u must know you are destined for utter destruction!!! Mugabe ruling from behind the scenes

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 10:06hrs

    Dube: this was beyond recycling dead wood, the same old and very old thieves, and Dokora of all people, that guy never ceases to amaze me, he is a cat with 9 lives. This was the chance for ED to warm himself into the hearts of neutrals, he blew it out of the window to reward his frenz. Woza 2018!!!!

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 10:05hrs

    Moyo: So disappointed

  • From Vince Musewe - Economist

    01 Dec 2017 at 10:03hrs

    On the new cabinet

    We have a new CEO of the country. He has articulated a powerful economic vision. He has the full discretion of whom he thinks will assist him achieve that vision. The achievement of that vision is what we must judge him on. He needs time. So typically we play personality based politics and we hardly look at delivery. Let's for now focus on delivery in the next 10 months and let's give him the opportunity to fail or to succeed. Either way he must carry his load.

    Vince Musewe

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 10:00hrs

    "The "new" cabinet is nothing but a a grouping of same old faces best known for corruption and looting.this economy in intensive care unit needed technocrats rather than these populists.its like telling a hospital clerk to do surgery mutheatre.." - via WhatsApp

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 09:59hrs

    Here is my analysis:
    1. Patrick Chinamasa: Finance
    Hardworking liberal thinker likely to strike a good cord with Bretton Woods Institutions. He has unfinished business with the IMF and World Bank after he was abruptly reshuffled by former President Robert Mugabe in a politically motivated move.
    Chinamasa could unlock grants and loans from the international lending institutions.
    Many young Zimbabweans appreciate his hard work, but would have preferred a much younger person to manage the national purse.
    2. Obert Mpofu: Home Affairs
    Not many Zimbabweans really care much about what happens at the Home Affairs Ministry, particularly at the ZRP; but most people are more than convinced that Obert Mpofu has never impressed for once; first as a Governor and as Minister of Mines, Transport and whatever else he has done over the years. To many Mpofu is seen as either plain lazy and useless at best, and corrupt at worst. He will need to work extra hard to convince Zimbabweans that he is capable of doing something related to developing the country. He does not seem like the gentleman to reform and prove anyone otherwise. He has an opportunity to prove himself, and let us hope he will do something we do not expect.
    3. Perrance Shiri: Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement
    A reticent and extraordinarily quite top soldier. Not many people know him much, save for the controversy around the mid-eighties armed conflict that claimed thousands of lives in the Southern part of the country. It would be unfair to dismiss Shiri as hopeless before he actually proves to us his uselessness, if any. Many are sckeptical and are not expecting much from the veteran aerial soldier.
    4. Lazarus Dokora: Ministry of Education
    A very unpopular fellow among Zimbabweans. His inititatives have infuriated many Zimbabweans, but he has tried to justify his change of syllabus and introduction of the national pledge. Sadly there are many Zimbabweans who simply do not like the man because of claims that he could be linked in a way to the Islamic religion. Ordinarily religious affiliation must not be an issue in the discharge of a service to the public. There is simply very little hope Dokora will convince many people that he is not as hopeless as they already believe he is.
    5. David Parirenyatwa: Health and child Welfare
    He started very well as a promising son of a legendary nationalist. He has definitely not lived up to the expectations of the people. The Health Sector is in shambles and he has been in charge of it. There is virtually not much logic in expecting new ideas from David. Nice guy, probably means well, but will not easily impress in reforming the health sector; unless he really moves mountains.
    6. Kembo Mohadi: Defence, Security and War Vets
    Not a bad choice given the precarious position of our security sector. He is loyal to the president, acceptable to war veterans, and about the only neutral figure to handle the CIO if those in the establishment are the only ones to consider.
    7. Ziyambi Ziyambi: Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.
    Clearly rewarded for the humiliation he shares with the President at the hands of Grace Mugabe. A good lawyer, and could prove himself if he does not choose to warm the chair and enjoy the benefits. Must be given a chance.
    8. S.B Moyo: Foreign Affairs
    Not much is known about this soldier, except that he was the one who announced the coup like military operation that resulted in the ouster of President Mugabe. Could have been hanged if the game plan had failed. Good reward. Hopefully h e knows something about International Relations. It is only fair to give the man a chance and see how we will re-integrate into the international community.
    9. Kazembe Kazembe: Sports, Arts and Culture
    Another publicly humiliated fellow. Grace Mugabe dressed him down in Bindura vowing he was going down and Kasukuwere was "going nowhere". It would take a complete fool to fail to impress at the SPORTS Ministry; because many people do not really care much what happens there. The ousted Hhlongwane was quite innovative, and Kazembe might need to take note. However Zimbabweans have other priorities more pressing than sports and art administration. First timer with an opportunity to shine and impress. All that is known about him so far is his public humiliation at the hand of the shameless Grace Mugabe.
    10. Chris Mutsvangwa: Information, Media and Broadcasting Services.
    He has some experience there. An abrasive character who endeared himself to the masses through his role in the ouster of Robert Mugabe. He loves talking. Many thought he would be at Foreign Affairs, but it is important to see how he will run the equally powerful Information portfolio. He will need to work extra hard to ensure professional and ethical coverage of news in the country. Hopefully Chris will not disappoint.
    11. Mike Bimha: Industry, Commerce etc
    Mike Bimha has been recycled and he has not been an impressive performer. His portfolio is crucial, and hopefully he will be able to steer industry back to life, to lure investors and to plan and implement well public policy meant to turn the industrial wheels once again. Not many people are hopeful he can pull a surprise.
    12. July Moyo. Local Gvt, National Housing
    A smart pleasant personality who can achieve in a less politicised environment. It has been some time since Moyo was last in government. Has a very good working relationship with the President, and that could help. Hopefully Councils will find him easier to deal with than Kasukuwere and Chombo before him.
    13. S.Nyoni: Women and Youth Affairs
    A nice personality who stays away from factionalism. Has been in government for ages, works hard, is honest, but hardly has anymore new ideas than she has already given to the country. Hard to imagine she can come up with anything new.
    14. Professor Murwira: New comer from UZ. Must be given a chance. Hopefully he will be the technocrat that he is said to be. Succeeding a colourful character like Jonathan Moyo is no easy stroll.
    15. Supa Mandiwanzira: IT and Cyber Security
    Young blood that has proven to be old minded. Supa has not impressed much so far, and has tainted himself as capable of corruption and self-interests. He has to rebrand himself if he is going to make it as a shining star in this government.
    16. Joram Gumbo: Transport and Infrastructure
    A younger and energetic cadre would have impressed. Gumbo is a principled and experienced Minister that is on the quieter side of things. He has to come out of his shell and revamp the roads and the entire transport infrastructure. No mean job. Hopefully he will surprise the sceptics and do well.
    17. Winston Chitando: Mines
    A technocrat from the Mining Sector. He must take this opportunity to show his expertise in mining by luring investors and reviving the mines. If he does well this could be very good for his profile.
    18. SK Moyo: Energy and Power Development.
    Has been moved around a lot. Nice guy. Plays the protocol game well. No new ideas. A perfect bureaucrat. Not much hope for new things at the Energy Ministry. This portfolio needed new and younger blood. Hopefully Moyo will be able to keep the energy system good enough to support our industrial initiatives.
    19. Oppah Muchinguri: Environment
    Not a bad choice. She has some energy, is smart, charismatic and generally a nice lady. Hopefully continuity will help her shine.
    20. Priscah Mupfumira: Tourism and Hospitality
    Sad Walter Mzembi sunk with G40. Tourism is cash cow that could bring in so much foreign currency. The ministry does not need a motherly nice figure. It needs an energetic and highly innovative young enthusiast that will compete with the best of the best to attract tourists to the country. Hopefully Mupfumira will prove critics wrong.
    Generally this is a low rate Cabinet lineup at face value. Every single person chosen will have to prove to Zimbabweans that the political change we just embarked on was worthy the trouble.
    President Mnangagwa must ensure that there is no sleeping, no rest, and no bludging; otherwise we will be stuck in the same old story.
    I hope for the best, but like many other Zimbabweans I stand today less than impressed with this line up. I give my best wishes and all my support to the team. I pray and hope for a better Zimbabwe - for a return to prosperity. We belong to prosperity. We are the Jewel of Africa and that is what we will be.
    We are Zimbabweans! The best among the best.

    - via WhatsApp

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 09:58hrs

    "Hie I want to share my views on what is happening here at beit bridge there has been a security company which has been at the border post for almost three years now Zimra had terminated its contract with them but what has has happened is that MR Bonongwe who has been the manager of the out going company has just shifted to the in coming coming and took all the guards he was working with and just changed uniform if we are to deal with corruption can we go any where like that" - Beitbridge resident

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 09:55hrs

    " Asante sana- Same old stuff .any change and reforms from this gvt are cosmetic. As highlighted by the so called new cabinet.the opposition and people of Zimbabwe must not be hoodwinked by any promise of reform. the people must register to vote in their numbers.Due to the lack of genuine and sincere regard for the voice of the people.the people must move to another level." via WhatsApp

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 09:54hrs

    "With this cabinet we won't go anywhere. Sure bringing back Dokora and Chinamasa is shocking." - via WhatsApp

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 09:53hrs

    "On the reappointment of Dokora teachers, parents and pupils have been let down. Dokora is just very ARROGANT he doesn't want or consider the concerns of the above stakeholders. How do you expect a child doing 8 subjects to do 40 research tasks plus 8 projects including studying for mid year and final exams of the 8 subjects? Kids ( especially girls) are exposed to abuse in the several companies and places they visit. At 16 years the work load is too much for the children. The cost in terms of time and money is also too much. All Dokora does is to say do it and dont ask me questions I won't change. Whose interests is he saving? Now he gets reappointed eeeish somethings will not change but actually get worse!" - via WhatsApp

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 09:53hrs

    "When this all started i had mixed feelings but deep down i told myself politics is a dirty game,now ts confirmed. ZANU PF couldn't come out and say we failed you so they plotted all this.....use the people like we did when we wer about to lose elections years back and gave them land and chased away investors.Now we are being used again juss in the name of keeping ZANU in office....investors will come coz they need money and things will change and people won't be serious about elections and ZANU rigs again😡😡.WHAT TOOK PLACE WEEKS BACK WAS FOR ZANU PF NOT THE PEOPLE OF ZIMBABWE.
    ## REGISTERTOVOTE" - via WhatsApp

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 09:52hrs

    "The cabinet I don't think was appointed on merit bt it was justa reward of the generals who assist munangangwa to land to the highest office. There was not need to include the military in his cabinet. It's not surprising that chiwenga is going to be the vice President. So nothing is expected from this cabinet." - via WhatsApp

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 09:51hrs

    "we don't mind about the cabinet,we know that the leopard will never change its colour,we want to vote out the system ,why is the president not addressing the diaspora vote ,as everyone has the right to vote,tosangana muballot,never fool us never!!!!!" - via WhatsApp

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 09:50hrs

    "He can't turn around the Zimbabwe economy with these failed and tired idiots
    Thot kuti ED was going to change the system????????
    Come 2018 lets kick out this zanu pf thing" - via WhatsApp

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 09:49hrs

    "On cabinet ministers my worry is on Dokora he is the waste minister." - via WhatsApp

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 09:48hrs

    "we don't mind about the cabinet,we know that the leopard will never change its colour,we want to vote out the system ,why is the president not addressing the diaspora vote ,as everyone has the right to vote,tosangana muballot,never fool us never!!!!!" - via WhatsApp

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 09:47hrs

    "PaCabinate yarongwa navaMunangagwa pane munhu wavadzosera akaita saDokora anga achifanira kumbobviswa coz zvaano implimenter hazvina order" -D Shumba

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 09:46hrs

    "Don't think there is going to be a change under that appointed cabinet am # disappointed😭" - via WhatsApp

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 09:45hrs

    "What matters most is the way how the President is going to lure investors and his friendship international community.he can appoint all those we may want but the bottom line remains how he is going to turn around the economy himself" - via WhatsApp

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 09:44hrs

    "This Mnangagwa cabinet is an embarrassment, how can he include failed ministers like Mpofu, Chinamasa and Dokora? ZANU must also retire with Mugabe. Come 2018." - via WhatsApp

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 09:43hrs

    "Mr President good morning we have been disappointed by this cabinet .there is no evidence that it is people centred.Why did you allow dead wood to surround your throne.Investors want people who are trusted by people.we were happy when you said "the voice of the people is the voice of God" This cabinet doesn't appeal to the people.we are disappointed by this we don't trust these people any more.ZIMBABWEANS OUR HOPE IS NOW thwarted AND ERASED. The only last thing we kindly request from the President is to allow for a free and fair elections so that we speak through the ballot and to hand over power smoothly otherwise SADC countries should be prepared to host a lot of refugees of economic downfall again." - via WhatsApp

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 09:42hrs

    "Munangangwa betrayed us. The same old useless ministers. We are not happy. He have automatically lost support of most Zimbabweans and definitely no one will vote for him next year. A Leopard in sheep's clothing. He is expecting the international community to give him money with those thieves in his cabinet, he must be joking. Those are the same people who externalized foreign currency he is working with." - via WhatsApp

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 09:41hrs

    "Kazembe Kazembe
    Ziyambi Ziyambi

    I wonder kuti Murape Murape why asina kuitwa appoint sa Minister 😂😂😂" - Via WhatsApp

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 08:18hrs

  • What Mnangagwa said in 2015

    01 Dec 2017 at 08:17hrs

  • Politics is not an exact science

    01 Dec 2017 at 08:15hrs

  • Duplication of roles

    01 Dec 2017 at 08:14hrs

  • GNU between Zanu-PF and Army

    01 Dec 2017 at 08:13hrs

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 08:00hrs

    Maduna: "Idakiwe le cabinet/yakadakwa/it is drunk.The snake has just removed its skin.Yintwinye same fanana.Just change everything maan President.They are thieves liars killers fana nje noyisu Mgabe."

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 08:00hrs

    Dee: "Am so disappointed!!!!"

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 07:59hrs

    Dube: "Mmh kunzima"

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 07:59hrs

    Phiri: "I would like to say thank you Mnangagwa for this cabinet. You almost had us fooled. To my fellow countrymen, let's all go and register to vote."

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 07:58hrs

    "The new cabinet its lyke old wine in a new bottle the likes of Patrick chinamasa people of zimba were very happy wen he was removed by Mugabe only saddened wen he was replaced by another chinamasa( chombo) we don't expect much from chinamasa as cash shortage is concerned some to education dokora transport joram gumbo who failed our roads rehabilitation who wanted to burn haulage trucks citing that they destroy roads instead of maintaining roads some pple lyke matuke was supposed there who was being persecuted by Mugabe for supporting munangagwa n masvingo" - via WhatsApp

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 07:58hrs

    "We have been disappointed by this cabinet why bringing back Dokora he has destroyed our education system" - via WhatsApp

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 07:57hrs

    "The new president has just injected life into the almost dying opposition , the new cabinet has shown us that the coup or not coup was a zanu pf succession battle not a national agenda we have been used (takakwidzwa ndege yemashanga ) definitely no much change is expected from these recycled old tired and failed ministers" - via WhatsApp

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 07:57hrs

    New cabinet is a total disappointment to all those who were looking forward to a new Zimbabwe. We have the same tired faces with no knowledge of how a successful & modern country is run. As a person in the diaspora, my home coming is still far away. Very sad. - Nick

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 07:56hrs

    "The military has taken over. ED is exhibiting the meekness he showed when G40 was all over him. This time it's the army. Bazenzela umathanda. I like Mutsvangwa though. As for the generals they have their job cut out for them convincing the nation that they have the people's interests at heart." - via WhatsApp

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 07:56hrs

    "Recycling of used water
    These people over saw the rotting &crumbling of the economy too old to give us something new
    Now it's clear the gun is in charge
    All loyalists rewarded
    #cry our mother land
    Maybe ndookutonga kwaro kwacho" - via WhatsApp

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 07:55hrs

    "Until the announcement of the cabinet, I thought Zimbabwe would have a chance of starting afresh, but the cabinet makeup is a clear indicator that all is sadly not well.

    "I thought the new President was seeing what we all saw in the intervention of the ZDF -a possibility of starting afresh. A God given opportunity to clear the mess of yesteryears. The negative labels to the new President accumulated over the years could have been dealt with in the goodwill and the euphoria among the Zimbabwean masses in the aftermath of the ZDF intervention." - via WhatsApp

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 07:54hrs

    "Back to square one. Command Cabinet!" - via WhatsApp

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 07:53hrs

    "That cabinet only confirms that Mnangagwa is not in charge. Zimbabwe is now under military rule. It won't be surprising if Chiwenga is made vice-president at the annual congress. The usual thieves who have been draining the country have been recycled. No investors in their right minds can trust that bundle of deadwood. Nothing will come out of this nonsense." - via WhatsApp

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 07:53hrs

    "Its the same song same tune same beat diff singer" - via WhatApp

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 07:52hrs

    "Ministry of finance ummmm ? - General Franko"

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 07:51hrs

    Good morning. Am down here in South Africa. Am a daily news reader. Am here to share my view on the new cabinet which our new president sworn in yerstaday. I think when pple of Zimbabwe where crying for change. It's not Zanu pf supporters only who did that and even going to the department of war vets we got some from opposition party. If it was me the President. ..I was going to include opposition party into the new government therefore cancel next year election and deal with our economic development first. Bcz want we want it's to bring back our Zimbabwe to its original roots .Jobs .Jobs as the president of Zimbabwe said. 🙏

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 07:21hrs

    Mushonga: "Recycling the old dead wood"

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 07:21hrs

    Sindiso: "Same Church.Same Hymn Book.Same Congregation. Same Pastoral committee and Ruoe Books. Just, Just a Different Pastor."

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 07:20hrs

    Makoni: "Here is my analysis of cabinet and recommendation"

    1. More than half of the ministers are old recycled and those who actually led to collapse of Zimbabwe economy during Mr Mugabe rule. The public does not trust them at all. Many of them are known to be on the public looting list. Minister of Home Affairs should be one of the most ethical leaders and it is not evident. There has been an effort to bring some new ones like Perence Shiri,Kazembe Kazembe etc but same old dead unpopular wood of ministers is back. A lot of them are hated by the public as they are too much of themselves and not humble and in particular Mr Chinamasa. The public does not like Mr Dokora too. He has betrayed school children by his unrealistic curriculum. Public morale is now very low because of Mr Obert Mpofu.However, Mr Mutsvangwa appointment is positive as he has demonstrated some values compared to others.

    2. Am a gender activist and I can see 50% women are not in the main cabinet minus provincial ministers.There 3 female ministers out of 21 minus provincial ones. We need more women to restore public confidence in our leadership given what Mrs Mugabe did. It is AU and SADC mandate to have women represented as 50% in government. Lets stick to gender equality rule.

    3. Other groups like those with disability and the youth are not represented in the cabinet. Males above 65 and age of retirement are dominating government and they may not be in touch with issues affecting the young.

    4.This is reward cabinet. I appreciate how hard it was for ED to choose a cabinet that stood with him during his persecution. But are people as loyal as they say? A bootlicker is very dangerous to any leader. Leaders need those who oppose them. Modern leadership is more critical than subjective.

    5. Duplication of Ministries is expensive to tax payer. Too much of anything is dangerous. Cyber security ministry should be a Department under Police. Scholarships Ministry must merge with High Education. Social welfare must be standalone and resourced fully to help the aged, disabled and unemployed. Agriculture,Climate and Environment must be all departments under one Ministry. Also have a public information Ministry that present audits and expenses monthly and assess value for money. Lets have more professionals instead of politicians.

    6. Government and Zanu PF must be separated so that abuse of funds stops. We need more experts in areas like Finance,Police,Health and Higher Education. We need academics and think tanks to challenge and scrutinise policies.

    I therefore strongly recommend a Government of Unity to take Zimbabwe forward and that should include technocrats and members of the opposition. Spend 5 years building Zimbabwe. Any leader who betrayed the masses before not good.

    MuzvareBettyMàkoni-MBM1. Obert Mpofu, - the Minister of Home Affairs and Culture;
    2. Dr Lazarus Dokora, - Minister of Primary and Secondary Education;
    3. Major General Sibusiso Moyo, - Minister of Foreign Affairs;
    4. Patrick Chinamasa, - the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning;
    5. Air Marshal Perrance Shiri, - Minister of Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement;
    6. Dr David Parirenyatwa, - the Minister of Health and Child Care;
    7. Kembo Mohadi, - the Minister of Defence, Security and War Veterans;
    8. Ziyambi Ziyambi, - Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs;
    9. Kazembe Kazembe, - Minister of Sport, Arts and Recreation;
    10. Dr Mike Bimha, - Minister of Industry, Commerce and Enterprise Development
    11. July Moyo, as Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing
    12. Sithembiso Nyoni, - Minister of Women and Youth Affairs
    13. Prof Amon Murwira, - Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology Development
    14. Supa Mandiwanzira, - Minister of Information Communication Technology and Cyber Security
    15. Prof Clever Nyathi, - Minister of Labour and Social Welfare
    16. Dr Jorum Gumbo, - Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Development
    17. Winston Chitando, - Minister of Mines and Mining Development
    18. Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri, - Minister of Environment, Water and Climate
    19. Prisca Mupfumira, - Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry
    20. Simon Khaya Moyo, - Minister of Energy and Power Development
    21. Chris Mutsvangwa, - Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services
    22. Simbarashe Mumbengegwi, - Minister of State for Presidential Affairs and Monitoring of Government Programmes
    Deputy Ministers
    1. Terence Mukupe, - Deputy Minister for Finance and Economic Development
    2. Davis Marapira, - Deputy Minister of Lands Agriculture and Rural Resettlement
    3. Prof Paul Mavhima, - Deputy Minister of Primary and Secondary Education
    4. Victor Matemadanda,- Deputy Minister for War Veterans
    5. Pupurai Togarepi, - Deputy Minister for Youth Affairs
    6. Joshua Malinga, - Deputy Minister for Social Welfare
    Ministers of State for the Provinces
    1. Angeline Masuku, Minister of State for Bulawayo Metropolitian
    2. Miriam Rutendo Chikukwa, Minister of State for Harare Metropolitan
    3. Monica Mutsvangwa, Minister of State for Manicaland
    4. Martin Tafara Dinha, Minister of State for Mashonaland Central
    5. Webster Shamu, Minister of State for Mashonaland West
    6. David Musabayana, Minister of State for Mashonaland East
    7. Cain Mathema, Minister of State for Matabeleland North
    8. Abednico Ncube, Minister of State for Matabeleland South
    9. Josiah Hungwe, Minister of State for Masvingo
    10. Owen Ncube, Minister of State for Midlands
    11. Christopher Mushohwe, Minister of State for Government Scholarships in the President’s Office

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 07:18hrs

    Makoni: "Analysis of change in Zimbabwe -Last updated on 30 November 2017

    "As I said I will be doing analysis of whether there is change in Zimbabwe. Based on cabinet that has been announced so far I am so disappointed to say Zimbabwe has gone back to stage 2 out of 6 on the Wheel of change. Mind last time I had said we are on stage 3 with inuguration speech as it had a great vision for Zimbabwe. However, depending on performance of these ministers they can move ED Administration to stage 3 but I doubt as they failed before. "

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 07:18hrs

    Moyo: "Military Junta cabinet..."

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 07:17hrs

    Ndlovu: "Its a change for good lets not complain we never had anything better"

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 07:16hrs

    Mkhaya: This is what I think.

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 07:15hrs

    Sibanda: "Recycling the same faces who've failed us for the past 37 yrs."

  • 01 Dec 2017 at 07:14hrs

    Bhebhe: "I am heartbroken...But to be honest I never had so much hope....Recycling those old men and women for what?"

  • Coup straight

    01 Dec 2017 at 07:13hrs

    "Coup straight and he said learn cabinet now wht the different from Supa and Mutsvangwa ministry." - Mguni

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