President’s nephew defends appointment of Bona to board of Empower Bank

President Robert Mugabe’s nephew and Indigenisation Minister Patrick Zhuwao has slammed critics for denouncing the appointment of the president’s daughter Bona Mugabe to the board of the government-owned Empower Bank. The appointment had been criticised as being nepotism, but Zhuwao hit out at critics say the appointment was based on merit.
Said Zhuwao:

Is the concern a politically biased one, just because she is the daughter of the president of Zimbabwe who happens to be from Zanu PF?

If so, no answer I give would reason with such politicised concerns. Or are they real concerns about the qualifications and capacities of a young Zimbabwean woman?

Certainly, she must then be considered, like everyone else, according to her capacity and abilities to be entrusted with such a position. What has she achieved as a youth, a young woman?

She pursued her education in the finance sector to the level of a degree and masters. She also has experience in business, having helped run a commercial business, that is Gushungo Dairy.

She has also started her own business. So why can she not be considered, does she not have much she can offer to her Zimbabwean peers who are to benefit from the Empower Bank?

More: New Zimbabwe


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