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Zimbabwe’s newly reelected president appoints his son and nephew to deputy minister posts

Associated Press

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Newly reelected Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has sworn in a new Cabinet that includes one of his sons and one of his nephews. They have been appointed to deputy minister posts. Mnangagwa’s Cabinet is largely made up of loyalists. The move to appoint his 34-year-old son David Kudakwashe Mnangagwa as deputy finance minister and nephew Tongai Mnangagwa as deputy tourism minister has been criticized by the opposition. The 80-year-old president did not appoint any members of the main opposition party, which has rejected his elections victory. The credibility of the vote was also questioned by international and regional observers.

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