Zimbabwe’s president appoints son, nephew as finance, tourism ministers


Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa, on Monday, appointed his son, David Kudakwashe Mnangagwa, as the deputy finance minister in a new cabinet following his re-election.

He also named his nephew, Tongai Mafidhi Mnangagwa, as the deputy minister of tourism and hospitality. 

The appointments of Mnangagwa’s family members have been greeted with criticism as they raised concerns about nepotism within the government.

Africa News said the president’s son and nephew are part of the newly constituted cabinet consisting of 26 ministries.

Meanwhile, a lawmaker from the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC), Fadzayi Mahere, criticised Mnangagwa’s cabinet, describing it as “indefensible.” 

She raised concerns about legitimacy, corruption, violence, nepotism, incompetence, and ethical issues within the government.

Mnangagwa further appointed husband and wife, Christopher and Monica Mutsvangwa, as ministers. 

He gave Christopher the power to lead the new Ministry of…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper