Zimbabwe Electoral Commission chairperson Priscilla Chigumba is in a sexual relationship with Mine and Mining Development Minister Winston Chitando of the ruling ZANU PF, a media practitioner has revealed.
In a long awaited exposè, journalist Edmund Kudzayi revealed the relationship through a Twitter post on Friday morning.
If true, the allegations will seriously compromises Chigumba’s credibility to run the independent electoral body.
“So,ZEC chairperson Justice Priscilla Chigumba has a sexual relationship with Zanu PF cabinet minister Winston Chitando. This presents a clear conflict of interest: if Zanu PF loses the election her lover will lose his job. She must do the right thing and resign. Ndatenda,” wtote Kudzayi.
“I don’t intend to humiliate Chigumba or to invade her privacy tabloid style. All I seek is to expose a clear conflict of interest that likely explains Chigumba’s arrogance against overwhelming evidence of ZEC’s mismanagement of the election. She is conflicted & must resign,” he added.
Both Chigumba and Chitando have not yet officially responded to the sensational allegations. ZimEye.com is keeping watch on the developing story and will provide further details as they unfold.