Zimbabwean president appoints two relatives to new Cabinet

After winning a disputed election last month, on Monday Zimbabwe’s new president announced his Cabinet, which included two of his own nephews.

After reappointing Mthuli Ncube finance minister, Emmerson Mnangagwa made David Kudakwashe Mnangagwa, his nephew, the deputy finance mister.

He also appointed his nephew Tongai Mnangagwa deputy tourism minister, serving under returning Tourism Minister Barbra Rwodzi.

Mnangagwa also decided to relieve Vice President Constantino Chiwenga of his health minister portfolio, putting in his place Douglas Mombeshora.

“He is paving the way for his own downfall by nepotistic appointments, and surely no one is happy even in his party now,” Stanford Nyatsanza, a researcher with the Zimbabwe Democracy Institute, a policy think tank, told Anadolu.

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