“I’m Failing To Understand The Wisdom Of This Decision,” Analysts Criticise Gata’s Re-appointment

The re-appointment of Sydney Gata as Zesa Holdings’ executive chairperson, the position he left in 2006 through forced retrenchment, has sparked public outcry with some questioning the logic behind the move.

One of those who expressed dissent to the decision is Law lecturer and political commentator Alex Magaisa who described the move as mind-blowing. Posting on microblogging site, Twitter, the former advisor to the late former Prime Minister, Morgan Tsvangirai said:

I understand Dr Sydney Gata has been appointed Executive Chairman of ZESA, the power utility. I’m failing to understand the wisdom of this decision. Gata was until 2006 the Executive Chairman of ZESA. He lost the job, fought ZESA & lost. Now he’s back as top dog. Unbelievable!

Shingi Munyeza, a businessman and member of the Presidential Advisory Council also slammed the reappointment of the brother-in-law of the late former president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe saying that it was not necessary. He tweeted:

I say no to the appointment of an executive chairman for any public company, worse still for a State-owned enterprise. I say no to the recycling of leadership for our State-owned Enterprises. Transformation means new, renewed and renewal.

Energy Minister, Fortune Chasi reappointed Gata in consultation with President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

More: Daily News

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