The founder of the Affirmative Action Group (AAG), Philip Chiyangwa has revealed that he will next month announce the group’s new executive after the terms of current executives expired.
Chiyangwa spoke to New Zimbabwe in an interview and he thoroughly thought of replacements to the Chamu Chiwanza-led executive committee. The prominent businessman and Zanu PF politician said:
I think for a long time now I have been under so much pressure with respect to the appointment of the Affirmative Action Group new executive.
Two years ago, I had to rethink about the objectives and the mission of this organisation and I have come to the conclusion that in February 2020, I will be making the announcement of a new executive.
AAG was formed 26 years ago to promote black economic empowerment and former Cabinet ministers Supa Mandiwanzira as AAG President while Patrick Zhuwao and Saviour Kasukuwere were once a Vice Presidents, at different times, of AAG.
AAG was radical in its approach and used more stridently nationalistic language. It was however criticised for representing the interests of its leadership, Chiyangwa, Peter Pamire, Kasukuwere than a broader empowerment vision.
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