Bad news for president Mnangagwa over cabinet appointments


THE opposition Coalition of Democrats (CODE) has threatened to sue President Mnangagwa for violated the constitution by appointing more than five non-parliamentarians as ministers on Thursday.

The new ruling Zanu PF leader also breached the constitution by maintaining provincial affairs ministers, said Ncube who also heads the MDC party added while an opposition coalition threatened to sue the president over the issue.

“He (Mnangagwa) has gone ahead to disregard the constitution and appointed provincial ministers contrary to the Chapter 14 of the constitution which requires that these be appointed from people who would have won in those respective provinces and that the metropolitan mayors should be chairing the provincial councils,” CODE President Elton, Mangoma told reporters in Harare Friday.

“This must be a sign to everyone that this President does not want to implement anything in the constitution and he will do anything that is good for him.”

Mangoma said CODE was consulting lawyers over the constitutional breaches.

“We are conscientizing people that there is a violation and thereafter we will take the case to the court and those are the things that we are doing right now,” he said.

“President Mnangagwa himself was the minister of Justice Legal and parliamentary affairs, which ministry was tasked to align the constitution or the statutes with the constitution and he failed to do so.

“If anybody who thought that it was because of the former President Mugabe, now that doubt has been taken away by what he (Mnangagwa) has done in only one week.”

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