President Emmerson Mnangagwa finds himself facing a tough choice in his selection of the new Harare Provincial Affairs minister.
Given his limited choices within Zanu-PF, the Zimbabwe Morning Post looks at the most likely candidates for the post.
Former Dzvivarasekwa legislator and currently the Zanu-PF’s deputy national political commissar.
Her role in the party, given the aggressive restructuring of the new
Currently the Harare South Member of Parliament. He has the potential but the biggest challenge is that he is the president’s nephew. President Mnangagwa is likely keen to avoid any appearances of nepotism, especially given it was a major accusation against former President Robert Mugabe.
Despite her blaming former President Mugabe for Zimbabwe’s current economic woes, it has been speculated that the Politburo member has close links to the Mugabe family and is possibly a relative. With this in mind Mnangagwa is likely to avoid her being appointed.
Former Minister of State for Harare Metropolitan Province, she is alleged to be a member of the G40 faction that opposed Mnangagwa during his time as vice-president. Chikukwa was also embarassingly booed at the party’s December congress in 2017 as party members demanded she be ousted from the party. Last year she was also rejected by Harare Province making her a most unlikely provincial minister.