Zimbabwe appoints judge Chigumba new chairperson of election commission

Reuters News
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Posted: Jan 31, 2018 9:51 AM

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed High Court Judge Priscilla Chigumba as the new chairperson of the national election agency, according to an appointment letter seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

The Zimbabwe Election Commission has not had a permanent chairperson since Rita Makarau resigned in December, months before a vote whose credibility is crucial to Mnangagwa's efforts to re-engage the international community.

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(Reporting by MacDonald Dzirutwe; Editing by James Macharia)