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Mnangagwa's new ICT Minister faces scrutiny over interview

by Staff reporter
15 Sep 2023 at 06:38hrs | Views
Zimbabwe's new Information Communication Technology (ICT) Minister, Tatenda Mavetera, has found herself at the center of controversy and criticism following her recent interview at State House. The interview, which was meant to shed light on her vision and objectives as the ICT Minister, has instead led to accusations of incompetence and other unverified claims.

Mavetera, who is also the Member of Parliament for Chikomba West, was sworn in as a Cabinet Minister alongside her colleagues during a ceremony at State House. In her interview, she discussed her priorities and addressed allegations that she had secured her Cabinet position through questionable means.

The controversy surrounding Mavetera escalated when Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) Legislators, Fadzai Mahere and Ostallos Siziba, questioned her academic credentials and posted inflammatory remarks on social media. These comments led to accusations of impropriety and allegations of unprofessional conduct.

While attempting to prove her qualifications and knowledge, Mavetera faced difficulties in answering questions about ICT policy and her agenda as the new Minister. Her frequent use of the phrase "make sure" became a source of amusement on social media platforms, with many users sharing memes and comments highlighting this repetition.

Additionally, concerns were raised when it was discovered that two of her posts on ICT had similarities to statements made by Billionaire Bill Gates and software developer Matt Mullenweg, suggesting potential plagiarism.

Critics argue that Mavetera's interview has raised questions about her preparedness and suitability for the role of ICT Minister. They emphasize the importance of a competent and knowledgeable leader in this critical field, where technology plays a pivotal role in the country's development and connectivity.

As the controversy continues to unfold, it remains to be seen how Minister Mavetera will address these concerns and whether she can regain the confidence of both the public and her fellow lawmakers.

Source - newzimbabwe