‘MNANGAGWA’S CABINET OLDEST IN ZIMBABWE HISTORY’
Finance deputy minister Terence Mukupe has claimed President Emmerson Mnangagwa has difficulties appointing a youthful cabinet because most young people shy away from politics. As a result he ends up appointing the old politicians.
“Who knows when we last had a young Cabinet?” he asked, with a student responding, saying “1980”, and Mukupe concurred.
“This is because there are no young educated people in Parliament, who can be appointed as ministers.
“You have to be in the corridors of power for you to be appointed. The current Cabinet is the oldest in the history of Zimbabwe and we have to correct going forward,” he said.
Mukupe has been moving around tertiary institutions addressing students −mostly members of the Zanu PF- aligned student union − Zimbabwe Congress of Students’ Union (Zicosu).