ZIMBABWE has been thrown into chaos after the new President dissolved the government, with reports of widespread looting.
By Anthony Blair (DailyStar)
President Emmerson Mnanagagwa took over from veteran dictator Robert Mugabe last week.
But the new regime has already sparked controversy after opposition politicians said the police and the army were still in control.
There has been an outcry after it was revealed Mugabe, 93, received a whopping $10 million (£7.5 million) pay-off after 37 years in power that have left his country bankrupted.
Now the President has sacked his entire cabinet, appointing just two new ministers.
A spokesman for the President said that Mnangagwa was putting together a new team, and he wanted to get rid of the old ministers so that services were “uninterrupted”.
He went on to say that the new leader of Zimbabwe, which has a 90% unemployment record, would meet with head of ministeries (permanent secretaries) today.
Military and police chiefs yesterday warned that there have been outbreaks of looting and illegal occupation of farms and houses in the country since last week’s inauguration.
The government has also announced that Robert Mugabe’s birthday, February 21, will be declared a public holiday.