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ED consolidates power by recycling decision making Post’s

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ED consolidates power

…as he promotes Mabhiza to Attorney General post

In a rapid series of changes, Emmerson Mnangagwa has made two major appointments within 24 hours, further reshaping the political landscape in Zimbabwe.

First, Mnangagwa replaced the late President Robert Mugabe’s Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) chief-secretary with his cousin, Martin Rushwaya.

However, the most significant move came shortly after, as Mnangagwa appointed his alleged girlfriend Virginia Mabhiza to the position of Attorney General.

This surprising decision has sent shockwaves through the political circles of Zimbabwe, raising questions about nepotism and political favoritism within the government.These swift and unexpected changes in high-ranking positions are sure to generate discussions and debates about the direction of Zimbabwe’s leadership under President Mnangagwa.


President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed Virginia Mabhiza as the new Attorney-General (AG) with effect from November 1 2023.


The long-serving Secretary for Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, takes over from Prince Machaya who is retiring.


In a press statement, newly-appointed Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Martin Rushwaya said:”His Excellency the President, has in terms of Section 114(1) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe appointed Mrs. Virginia Mabhiza as the Attorney- General of Zimbabwe with effect from November 1 2023.Mrs. Mabhiza has held the post of Secretary for Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs since 2013.She is a qualified legal practitioner who possesses vast experience in criminal and civil litigation.”Mrs. Mabhiza also served as Secretary for Constitutional Affairs during the Inclusive Government where she superintended over the COPAC-led Constitution-making process and has represented the country at local, regional and international fora on matters of justice.”

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