“Family Affairs”-Zimbabwe’s president appoints son, nephew as finance, tourism ministers

Following his reelection, Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Monday appointed his son David Kudakwashe Mnangagwa to a new cabinet as the deputy finance minister.

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

As they raised questions about nepotism within the government, the appointments of Mnangagwa’s family members have drawn criticism.

According to Africa News, the newly assembled cabinet, which includes 26 ministries, includes the president’s son and nephew.

Fadzayi Mahere, a lawmaker from the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC), criticized Mnangagwa’s cabinet and called it “indefensible.”. ” .

She expressed worries about the legitimacy, violence, nepotism, incompetence, and moral dilemmas of the government.

Christopher and Monica Mutsvangwa, a married couple, were also appointed by Mnangagwa as ministers.

He designated Monica Mutsvangwa as the new minister of women’s affairs and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and Christopher as the head of the new Ministry of Veterans of Liberation.

David Mnangagwa, a recent University of Zimbabwe law graduate, was elected to parliament from the Midlands province using the Zanu PF party list’s youth quota.

The Hunyani constituency’s Zanu PF representative is Tongai Mnangagwa. President Mnangagwa’s younger brother David Mnangagwa, who passed away, was his father.

According to reports, President Mnangagwa may be considering giving Emmerson Junior, one of his sons, a formal position in his administration, according to African News.

As African leaders are widely regarded as being among the most power-hungry in the world, this occurs as coups are wreaking havoc in the Sahel.

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