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Mangwana To Replace Kazembe As The New ZEC Spokesperson

Mangwana To Replace Kazembe As The New ZEC Spokesperson

Full statement by Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) chairperson Priscilla Chigumba on the appointment of new spokesperson Jasper Mangwana.

Handover of ZEC Spokesperson’s Duties to Commissioner Jasper Mangwana

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission wishes to acknowledge and recognise the years of sterling service Commissioner Joyce Laetitia Kazembe has provided to this country throughout her career.

Currently, she is the most senior in terms of experience having served for a period spanning in excess of 20 years.

Commissioner Kazembe joined the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission in 2007 and served her term of office under the then Constitution of Zimbabwe.

She was again appointed for a fresh term under the new Constitution following the promulgation of the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment No. 20, which became operational after the 2013 referendum.

She was reappointed for a further two terms, of which the second term under the 2013 Constitution is terminating in July 2022.

Prior to joining the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, Commissioner Kazembe had performed national service with the then Electoral Supervisory Commission which she joined in 2000.

The Electoral Supervisory Commission is the predecessor to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission whose mandate was to supervise all elections in Zimbabwe which were being conducted then by the Registrar General’s Office.

Commissioner JL Kazembe possesses vast experience in the conduct and management of elections and is well known for her service both in the region and the international sphere.

The Commission appreciates and wishes to thank her for the unwavering dedication and quality service she has provided to the Commission during her term of service.

She was the spokesperson of the Commission and Chairperson of the Commission’s Media Monitoring Committee. Sadly, as already stated, her term of office is terminating in July of this year.

The Commission wishes to tap in from her experience in dealing with public relations and media issues prior to her departure.

Pursuant to that objective, the Commission has appointed Commission Jasper Mangwana to take over the role of the Spokesperson for the Commission with effect from Friday 18th March 2022 before Commissioner JL Kazembe’s term of office expires.

This will allow a smooth handover-takeover process and enable the Commissioner to inherit this portfolio to draw good lessons on handling it while the outgoing Commissioner is still in service.

It is also our hope that Commissioner JL Kazembe will do her best in passing all the knowledge and expertise at her disposal to the next generation of Commissioners and staff.

In recognition of her outstanding contribution to the mandate of the Commission and the development of electoral processes in Zimbabwe, the Commission is mooting the establishment of a Zimbabwe Electoral Commission Elders Panel comprising personnel who have served it before.

The Panel will be responsible for providing guidance and advice to the Commission during critical electoral processes.

It is envisaged that the panel of elders will operate as a charitable trust wherein they donate their institutional memory by training, dispute resolution, recommendations on international best practices, technology and ethical practices in elections and, championing youth participation and role of women and PWDs in elections and electoral processes.

It is also proposed that Commissioner JL Kazembe be designated as the Honorary Chairperson of the panel when the panel comes to fruition.

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission wishes her all the best in the remaining term and her future endeavours.

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Legend 2 months ago

Mrs Kazembe Kazembe hand over to Mangwana kkkkkkkk🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Comrade T Taguma 2 months ago


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Comrade T Taguma 2 months ago

The reason why Ed is evicting people in the Parliament ,he knows that, the majority of Zimbabweans are no longer interested with ZANU but this is not the solution of solving problems in this country, you have failed to eradicate inflation since 2017 ,no investment's ,The people of Zimbabwe they're now tired of false Promise's accept puppets of ZANUPf ,and also ZEC must be independent not working under control of ZANU Pf that's where the major problem is, but lm proud Chamisa have approached SADc and united Nations and other countries to involve into the up coming election's


You speak so much sense my brother, I'm humbled by your wisdom. Keep the faith burning.
CCC for Zimbabwean citizens

Shaba 2 months ago

she was good and respected

McKenzie 2 months ago

Kazembe kazembe and Paul Mangwana families are building ZIMBABWE KKKKKK

Zimbabwe is now a family property.

But where are we really going?


Mambo 2 months ago

Zec does nt need a useless Elders Council when it is failing to be impartial in carrying its mandate holding on to the old guard will just be proof certifyng that its a captured institution...

putin 2 months ago

Tirikudzokera kwatiri kubva hapana kwatiri kuenda asi zec nezanu zvimwechete here

doug 2 months ago

The position requires maturity and level headedness not below that of the retiring lady, otherwise the commission is headed for a PR disaster soon.

1234 2 months ago

kazembe Mangana hapana kwatiri kuenda

Dj Kyle 2 months ago

john 2 months ago

patronage. kana nguva yakwana people should go and rest. New challenges doesn't require old skills. This Elders' council is it on the constitution? my opinion is no no she should retire and go to her farm

Murozvi 2 months ago

From a Kazembe to Mangwana. Is this a coincidence of names?????

Machiavelli 2 months ago

Retire in ignominy Letty

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