GOVERNMENT has defended the appointment of Zanu PF Vice President Kembo Mohadi’s daughter, Abigail, as a Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) commissioner, saying she has a right to serve the nation just like anyone else.
Abigail Millicent Ambrose’s appointment has raised questions on the election body’s impartiality and independence.
She is Mohadi’s daughter from his marriage with ex-wife, Tambudzani, and was sworn in by President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Thursday at State House alongside five other commissioners.
“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,” Mangwana said.
Mangwana dismissed claims there could be a conflict of interest, with fears Abigail could be biased in favour of her father’s political party.