Mugabe reduces his cabinet

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday unveiled his new cabinet reducing it from 33 to 26 due to what analysts say struggling economy in the Southern African country.

President Mugabe who won the July 31 elections by 61 percent against his rival Morgan Tsvangarai of the opposition MDC  who got 34 percent ending the Unit government formed after a disputed poll in 2008.

There were no surprises in the list apart from the missing of Tendai Biti of opposition MDC who was reported being quoted for the Ministry of Finance position.

Instead, the Veteran Zimbabwe leader has named prominent lawyer Patrick Chinamasa as the new Minister of Finance. Chinamasa a senior ZANU-PF official served as Justice Minister in the Unit government.

Prominent names on the list released by State House include Prof Jonathan Moyo who is the Minister of Information.