New board for Zimstat


Finance and Economic Development minister Patrick Chinamasa has appointed mathematician Senelani Dorothy Hove-Musekwa to chair the nine-member board of the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (Zimstat) for a period of three years.


Hove-Musekwa lectures in the Applied Maths department at the National University of Science and Technology. She will be deputised by Patrick Masvikeni.

Other members of the board are Research Council of Zimbabwe executive director Susan Muzite, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe executive Simon Nyarota, Afre CEO Douglas Hoto, Eria Hamandishe, Florence Matarise and Nyaradzo Priscilla Munangati.

The appointments were contained in an Extraordinary Government Gazette published last Monday. Zimstat has been operating without a board following the expiry of the term of office of the Hoto-led board in 2013.

Hove-Musekwa, Muzite and Nyarota were retained from the previous board.

Zimstat is a corporate body that was established through the Census and Statistics Act of 2007.

It is the main source of official statistics in Zimbabwe and is mandated to play a co-ordination and supervisory role within the National Statistical System.

Zimstat has the authority to certify and designate any statistics produced in the country as official statistics having been satisfied that all the quality requirements of good statistics were met.


  1. looks like a competent staff, i have seen that in Zimbabwe its not a problem of qualifications but a problem of accountability and transparency. even the most qualified personnel without accountability measures will become corrupt and inept

  2. yaah this was long overdue, hope they will improve the conditions of work for the existing staff, and facilitate the payment of better salaries. this is our national official statistics office where we get official stats, so its a very important organisation in my own eyes…i say congrats to those appointed but please work for the betterment of the organisation and the nation at large, not for yourselves..

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