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Minister Mhona Defends Tshinga Dube's Appointment To The NRZ Board

Minister Mhona Defends Tshinga Dube's Appointment To The NRZ Board

Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister Felix Mhona has defended the appointment of Retired Colonel Tshinga Dube (81) to the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) board.

Political analyst, Rashweat Mukundu, among other commentators, said the appointment was testimony that the country’s leadership does not understand what is required to revive the “struggling” parastatal.

However, addressing journalists at a traffic safety indaba in Harare on Thursday, Mhona said Dube was ideal for the post following his long experience in corporate affairs.

Mhona added that those criticising Dube’s appointment were failing to consider the positives that he is set to bring into the NRZ boardroom. He said:

It is surprising that some people from outside the country are concerned with his appointment while overlooking what he is bringing to the organisation.

Cde Dube served as a board member at CMED and he will come with great expertise.

He is fit and has experience.

Dube, who holds an MSc in Engineering, will serve for three years on the board with his term set to end on December 6, 2025.

He served as the General Manager of the Zimbabwe Defence Industries (Private) Limited from October 1993 to August 2015.

Dube is a top ZANU PF official and a former Member of Parliament for Makokoba in Bulawayo. | ZimLive

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