President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed Justice Priscillah Chigumba as the new Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) Chairperson.

The Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Dr Misheck Sibanda said the appointment of Justice Chigumba was made after the President had consulted with the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) and the Committee on Standing Rules and Orders.

Justice Chigumba will be sworn in tomorrow at State House in Harare.

The post of ZEC Chairperson fell vacant after the resignation of Justice Rita Makarau late last year.