A deadline has been set for ministers and other top government officials in Zimbabwe to declare their assets.

The date is February 28, 2018 as president Emmerson Mnangagwa fulfills his promise to fight corruption in the South African country, especially in public institutions.

Mnangagwa, 75, took power after 93-year-old Robert Mugabe was toppled by the military.

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Misheck Sibanda, chief secretary to the president and cabinet, said in a statement that it was now mandatory for cabinet ministers, their deputies, senior government officials and bosses of state-owned businesses to declare their assets.

The officials will be required to disclose details on their real estate, other property valued above 100,000 dollars and shareholdings in businesses by February 28.

“The president expects the full and urgent cooperation of all the affected office bearers,” Sibanda said.

Mnangagwa, who is attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, the first time by a Zimbabwean president, is trying to break with past policies of Mugabe in a bid to lure foreign investment and end the country’s international pariah status.

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