Dorothy Shamuyarira

Dorothy Shamuyarira was the wife of Zimbabwean nationalist and politician Nathan Shamuyarira. A former nurse, she died from Covid-19 at Parirenyatwa Hospital where she had worked before her retirement.


She was born Dorothy Mandimika in Mutare formerly Umtali.[1] Dorothy Shamuyarira was a Christian and a member of the Methodist Church in Zimbabwe. She had a house in Hogarty Hill, Harare.[2]


She was a nurse at Parirenyatwa Hospital.[3] At one time she taught nursing at the Muhimbili Teaching Hospital in Dar-es-Salaam.[1]


On January 2, 2021, Hopewell Chin'ono tweeted that Dorothy had died from Covid-19 at Parirenyatwa Hospital.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Robert Cary and Diana Mitchell, NATHAN SHAMUYARIRA, Colonial Relic, Published: No Date Given, Retrieved: January 2, 2021
  2. Shamuyarira burial today, The Herald, Published: June 7, 2014, Retrieved: January 2, 2021
  3. 3.0 3.1 Hopewell Chin'ono, Twitter, Published: January 2, 2021, Retrieved: January 2, 2021