The opposition CCC has, however, criticised the appointment of ZANU PF Second Secretary Kembo Mohadi’s daughter, Abigail, as a Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) commissioner, saying it raises conflict of interest issues.
This came at a time when President Munangagwa sworn in 6 ZEC commissioners at the State house
The new ZEC commissioners are Catherine Mpofu, Abigail Millicent Mohadi Ambrose, Janet Mbetu Nzvenga, Kudzai Shava, Rosewita Marutare and Shepherd Manhivi.
CCC spokesperson Fadzayi Mahere said: “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._
However government has defended the appointment of ZANU PF Second Secretary Kembo Mohadi’s daughter, Abigail, as a Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) commissioner arguing “Children and relatives of high-profile people have the right to employment and service to their country as everyone else. That’s why it is called, “equal opportunities”
“t is called professionalism. Secondly, no single commissioner can override the work of the whole commission, they work as a collective._
“Thirdly, is it not that people were openly interviewed by parliament?
“Was there a more qualified applicant who was excluded?
ZEC has been under immense pressure from opposition parties and the civil society following the discovery of anomalies on the voters roll, which raised fears the electoral management body was plotting to rig the poll in favour of Zanu PF.