Prominent Zimbabwean actor Silvanos Mudzvova has condemned the appointment of President Robert Mugabe’s daughter, Bona Mugabe-Chikore, to the censorship board is the “final nail in the coffin for artistic freedom in the southern African state, the privately owned New Zimbabwe news site reports.

He added:

They will never approve any work critical of or against the government, ruling party of the First Family.”

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe (L) casts his vote by his wife Grace and daughter Bona (R) at a polling booth in a school in Harare on July 31, 2013.


Bona Mugabe-Chikore, seen with her parents in this 2013 photo, is aged 27

Playwright Raisedon Baya said Mrs Mugabe-Chikore’s appointment showed how serious the government had become about policing freedom of speech and artistic creativity, the new site reported.