By Staff Reporter
President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Wednesday appointed former Minister of State for Midlands province and Gokwe-Kana legislator, Owen Ncube as the new Minister of State for National Security in the President’s Office. Ncube took oath of office at State House before Mnangagwa who was accompanied by his two vice presidents.
Speaking to the press soon after the ceremony, Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr Misheck Sibanda said the appointment was with immediate effect. Ncube declined to talk with the media.
Following the appointment, citizens went on a rampage on social media criticising the credibility of Ncube and whether the cabinet was still lean as Mnangagwa had previously promised.
Ncube is allegedly behind the operation of a militia group called Al-Shabab named after the Somali based Islamic terrorist group which has been causing terror in the Midlands province.
Below are some curated tweets on how citizens reacted to the appointment;
We were told there’s a lean 20-member Cabinet. About 13 deputies. The next day a deputy was added to the list. Barely a fortnight later, a new Minister has been added, Owen “Mudha” Ncube, a loyal & trusted ally to head the Security Ministry. How many more coming – Psychomotor?
— Alex T Magaisa 🇿🇼 (@Wamagaisa) September 19, 2018
The President’s appointment of Owen Ncube aka mudhara who used to run the notorious Zanu PF vigilante group Al Shebab in Kwekwe and known ED violent enforcer as National Security Minister tells us that Mnangagwa is not ready to reform
— Dr.Pedzisai Ruhanya (@PedzisaiRuhanya) September 19, 2018