Mnangagwa Appoints Kembo Mohadi's Daughter As A ZEC Commissioner
The daughter of former Vice President Kembo Mohadi, Abigail Millicent Ambrose, was sworn in as a commissioner of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) on Thursday.
Ambrose took her oath in front of President Emmerson Mnangagwa at State House, among other five commissioners.
Ambrose is the co-ZANU PF Second Secretary’s daughter from his marriage to ex-wife Tambudzani Mohadi.
She is married to a professional hunter and former pig-farmer Malcolm Ambrose.
The opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) said Ambrose’s appointment raises conflict of interest issues. CCC spokesperson Fadzayi Mahere said:
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This raises serious conflict of interest issues and goes to the root of the constitutional imperative for ZEC to be independent and non-partisan.
The unacceptable appearance of ZANU PF bias is impossible to shake off in the circumstances.
Rest assured, we will challenge this as we continue to fight for electoral reforms ahead of the landmark elections in 2023.
The other ZEC officials who took the oath of office this Thursday are Catherine Mpofu, Jane Mbetu Nzvenga, Kudzai Shava, Rosewita Murutare and Shepard Manhivi.