President Emmerson Mnangagwa appointed High Court Judge Loice Matanda-Moyo as the new chairperson of the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC).
Matanda-Moyo is the wife of Zimbabwe’s Foreign Affairs Minister Sibusiso Moyo who played a key role in the coup that deposed former president Robert Mugabe in November 2017.
The ZAAC board led by Job Whabira resigned en-masse on January 31 after pressure from Mnangagwa.
Jacob Mudenda the speaker of Zimbabwe’s parliament issued a statement defending the appointment of Matanda-Moyo after opposition MP’s raised concerns about her closeness to the current administration.
Matanda-Moyo was sworn in by President Mnangagwa at the state house in Harare on Thursday, May 30.
Pictures of Justice Loice Matanda-Moyo
Newly-appointed ZACC Chairperson Justice Loice Matanda-Moyo (left) accompanied by her husband Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Sibusiso Moyo and Chief Justice Luke — (Picture by Tawanda Mudimu)