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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Dissolve Zimbabwean cabinet and appoint interim ministers

Pretoria, Nov 28.- The President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, dissolved the Cabinet and while preparing the relationship of their new members appointed on an interim basis to Patrick Chimasa in the portfolio of Finance and Economic Development, and Mumbengegwe Simbarashe as chancellor, it was reported today.

A report of the newspaper The Herald from that neighbor country indicates that the interim appointment of Mumbengegwe Chimasa and is aimed at ensuring the work in these two important ministries, and that the trustee today will hold meetings with the permanent secretaries of these two portfolios.

Mnangagwa assumed the presidency last Friday in a mass concentration at the National Stadium in Harare, after the resignation of Robert Mugabe, who had held that position since the country's independence in 1980.

The Herald also reports on the resumption of the work of the Police and reports a statement of your Charitu Charamba assistant commissioner, which asserts that the appointment of Mnangagwa trace a new path in Zimbabwe and recalls that the new president took office after the armed forces launched the operation to rescue the legality.

This movement of the military had as objective to expel from the Government to corrupt elements that caused political and social instability in the country, added the statement.

Indicates that the situation returned to normal and the police and the security services assume their role as is stipulated in the Constitution, which provides for the maintenance of law and order, as well as the protection of lives and property of the citizens.

The South African press, for its part, quoted statements in the city of Mutare of Oppah Muchinguri, an integral part of the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF), who reported the looting of Chiadzwa diamonds and called for the arrest of the guilty.

The Chiadzwa diamond mines, an area that extends over 566.5 kilometers in the west of the province of Mutare, was controlled by the South African company De Beers from 1980 and step to government control in 2006.

It is considered to be one of the largest reserves diamantina in the world, and it is estimated that in 2012 were extracted about 12 million carats.

Muchinguri said that those responsible for this looting belong to the so-called G40 (40), a group of politicians led by the exprimera Lady Grace Mugabe who is responsible for usurping the executive powers and maneuver to open the path that eventually would place in the presidency upon the death of her husband.

According to the leader of Zanu-PF, the own Mugabe said publicly that the theft of diamonds by government officials resulted in the loss of some 15 billion dollars in this important sector of the economy zimbabwana.

The member of the Political Bureau of the Zanu-PF appealed to "fight for the development and protect themselves from criminals, preserve what is ours and never ignore that our diamonds are desvalijados by criminal elements".

We do not want to those elements (G40) in our party and it is the duty of all of us to work to advance the country and alert when we see acts of corruption, he added. (Text and photo: PL)