MDC-Tsvangirai wants Mnangagwa to announce new cabinet

November 30, 2017
| Report Focus News
By Langton Ncube
The opposition MDC-T has challenged President Emmerson Mnangagwa, to announce his cabinet.

Mnangagwa was sworn in as the country’s second President last week after the forced resignation of Robert Mugabe.

He is yet to form his government.

Speaking in Parliament Wednesday, Kuwadzana East MP, Nelson Chamisa (MDC-T) said in terms of section 62 (1) of the Constitution, which stipulates rights of access to information, President Emmerson Mnangagwa must inform the nation on when he is going to appoint a new Cabinet.

 “There has not been an official notice from the government or the President on when Cabinet is going to be announced in the interest of public accountability. There has to be a modicum and a semblance of predictability to say there is going to be appointment of Cabinet at such a time,” he said.

“I know MPs from the other side are not sleeping, with some sleeping with one eye open, while others are jumping fires in the forests to enhance their chances of being appointed ministers. Is it not possible for us as Parliament to send messages to government, so that we are availed the date when Cabinet is going to be announced,” he asked.