Outrage as president of Zimbabwe names son to cabinet

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Emmerson Mnangagwa, president of Zimbabwe, has come under fire for allegedly engaging in nepotism after appointing his son to a new cabinet position following his contentious reelection last month.

As part of the parliament’s young quota, Mr. Mnangagwa appointed his son, David Kudakwashe, as deputy finance minister on Monday.

According to local media, he also selected Tongai Mnangagwa as the deputy minister of tourism.

Former banker Mthuli Ncube was retained as finance minister, and Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri, national chair of the ruling Zanu-PF party, was reappointed as defense minister. Zimbabwe

Fadzayi Mahere, a vocal member of the major opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC), called the new government “indefensible” and charged President Mnangagwa with encouraging nepotism.

On social media, some people have been criticizing the appointment.

The ruling party and the presidency have not yet issued an official statement regarding the accusation. However, Mr. Mnangagwa’s supporters assert that his son is qualified for the job.

The opposition has contested Mr. Mnangagwa’s reelection, alleging allegations of fraud, and some observers have argued the election did not adhere to national and international standards.

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