Rodney Kiwa

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Rodney Simukai Kiwa
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EducationMaster of Public Administration
Alma materUniversity of Rhodesia
OccupationIndependent Consultant on Peace and Security
OrganisationZimbabwe Electoral Commission

Rodney Simukai Kiwa is the deputy chairperson of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC).

School / Education

Tertiary: Bachelor of Administration, University of Rhodesia (Zimbabwe).
Masters in Public Administration, University of South Africa.


Kiwa was sworn in as a Commissioner for ZEC in October 2021 alongside Jasper Mangwana. [1]

In March 2022, Kiwa was appointed as the ZEC deputy chairperson by President Emmerson Mnangagwa. [2]

On 20 February 2023, Kiwa, ZEC chairperson Priscilla Chigumba and Utoile Silaigwana were elected spokespersons for the Commission. [3]

He is a former Deputy Chairperson of the SADC Electoral Advisory Council (SEAC).[4]

Kiwa has undertaken election observer missions in Eswatini, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi and Mozambique.

He is also an Independent Consultant on Peace and Security and has worked at the African Union Commission (AU) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in various senior portfolios.


2023 Delimtaton

In February 2023, Chigumba and Kiwa delivered the delimitation of ward and constituency boundaries to Emmerson Mnangagwa but the other seven commissioners had not signed. [5]

The seven are Jasper Mangwana, Abigail Millicent Mohadi-Ambrose, Catherine Mpofu, Jane Mbetu Nzvenga, Kudzai Shava, Rosewita Marutare and Shepherd Manhivi.

Further Reading

  1. Fungi Kwaramba, President sticks to democratic practices, The Herald, Published: 21 October 2021, Retrieved: 23 June 2023
  2. Kiwa appointed ZEC deputy chair, The Herald1, Published: 22 March 2022, Retrieved: 23 June 2023
  3. Tsitsi Tasaranarwo, ZEC names three spokespersons, The Herald2, Published: 03 March 2023, Retrieved: 23 June 2023
  4. Mr Rodney Simukai Kiwa (Deputy Chairperson), ZEC, Published: No Date was Given, Retrieved: 23 June 2023
  5. ZEC’s 7 rebel commissioners did not sign final delimitation report, ZimLive, Published: 06 February 2023, Retrieved: 23 June 2023

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