HARARE – President Robert Mugabe’s only daughter is on the rise with a second board appointment in the space of just a few days.
Earlier this week, she was confirmed as one of 11 new members of the Censorship Board.
On Friday, reports say the 27-year-old, who has a Masters in banking, will be on the board of a new state-run bank.
The Zimbabwe Independent reports that this new bank will be run by the country’s Indigenisation And Empowerment Board.
Bona Mugabe will sit on the board of the bank, to be called the Empowerment Bank.
The Independent says Mugabe’s nephew Patrick Zhuwao, who is the indigenisation minister, confirmed Bona’s appointment.
He says this bank will work towards financial inclusion.
If confirmed, this latest appointment will draw criticism from the same Zimbabweans who were unhappy about her inclusion on the Censorship Board.
But on social media there are questions as to where the cash-strapped government will find the funds to even start a new bank.