10 things you probably did not know about Auxillia Mnangagwa
6 years agoThu, 23 Nov 2017 04:58:24 GMT
Not much is known about Auxillia Mnangagwa in the public domain. Here are ten things you probably did not know about her:
- She worked for the Ministry of Manpower and Development in 1981 which was under the supervision of the late Edgar Tekere.
- Mnangagwa was a member of the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) until 1997 when she left to undertake her studies in Environment and Tourism at the University of Zimbabwe.
- She won her position as Chirumhanzu Zibagwe in a by-election. The seat had been occupied by her husband for 31 years.
- Mnangagwa did secretarial studies, Hotel and Tourism Administration in Switzerland and Environment and Tourism at the University of Zimbabwe.
- She sued Jason Machaya, Douglas Kanengoni and Kudakwashe Bhasikiti for US$50 million after the trio accused her of vote rigging.
- She is Emmerson Mnangagwa’s third wife, and together they have three children, Emmerson (Junior) Sean and Collin.
- Her submission to represent Zanu-PF in Mazowe Central was declined by the party’s Mashonaland Central Provincial Coordinating Committee.
- Mnangagwa is also known for women empowerment projects such as the establishment of women’s banks in the Midlands areas of Silobela, Zhombe, Kwekwe and Chirumanzu-Zibagwe. In 2013, Mnangagwa launched another women’s bank in Mvuma with the assistance of the Small and Medium Enterprises and Co-operative Development Ministry.
- She was instrumental in having the site where her husband and Matthew Malowa blew up a Rhodesian steam locomotive in 1964 at Masvingo Railway Station, to be declared as a historical site.
- Mnangagwa was born on March 25, 1963 in Mazowe District in Mashonaland Central. She grew up in Chiweshe near Rosa Business Centre where she attained both primary and secondary education