Opposition raises eyebrows as Zimbabwean president appoints son, nephew as ministers

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Zimbabwe’s President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, on Monday September 11, appointed his son, David Kudakwashe Mnangagwa as the country’s deputy finance minister and nephew, Tongai Mafidhi Mnangagwa as deputy minister of tourism and hospitality in his new cabinet following his re-election.

The appointments of Mnangagwa’s relatives and close allies has sparked criticism due to concerns about nepotism within the government.

A lawmaker from a Zimbabwean political party, the Citizens Coalition for Change, CCC, Fadzayi Mahere, criticized Mnangagwa’s cabinet, saying it is indefensible.

The party’s lawmaker, Mahere, further raised concerns about legitimacy, corruption, violence, nepotism, incompetence, and ethical issues within the government.

However, President Mnangagwa further appointed a couple, Christopher and Monica Mutsvangwa, as ministers.

David Mnangagwa, who recently graduated with a law degree from the University of Zimbabwe, entered parliament through the youth quota system on the Zanu PF party list from Midlands province.

Tongai Mnangagwa is the Zanu PF Member of Parliament for Hunyani constituency. His late father, David Mnangagwa, was President Mnangagwa’s younger brother.

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