Larry Mavima
Alma materCalifornia Baptist University
Political partyZanu -PF

Larry Mavima is the Minister of State for Midlands Province[1], Chairman at Jacaranda Mining Pvt Ltd [2] Zanu- PF central committee member and former Midlands provincial vice-chairman.

Mavima resigned as the National Railways of Zimbabwe’s chairman following his swearing in as Senator for Shurugwi-Zvishavane and appointment as Minister of State for Midlands province.[3]


Mavhima holds MBA in Finance from California Baptist University.


Mavima is an Experienced Owner SmartBags Private Limited. He has a demonstrated history of working in the packaging and containers industry. Larry has a Long and successful experience in the Tourism Industry being a senior partner in the largest photographic companies in the country. He is the Chairman and majority shareholder in 45,000-hectare hunting game reserve in Save Valley Conservancy under Matendere Ranch. He is also the Founder and owner of the second largest Potato Crisps Company in the Country-Hanawa Super Foods Pvt Ltd. Mavhima has Strong entrepreneurship professional skilled in Negotiation, Business Planning, Banking, Entrepreneurship, and Accounting.[2] Mavima worked with Mnangagwa on a number of projects, including the construction of the Zanu PF party’s Midlands Conference Centre.

NRZ Board

Mavima became board chair in March 2016, replacing Engineer Alvord Mabhena who was relieved of his duties in November 2015.

Backing Mnangagwa

It is alleged that Mavima and his team played a pivotal role in engineering Emmerson Mnangagwa’s ascendancy to the presidency, in the process setting themselves on a collision course with former President Robert Mugabe’s heavy State machinery.[4]


  1. Here's A Full List Of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Post-Election Cabinet Ministers - Techzim, Techzim, published: 10 Sep 2018, retrieved: 23 Oct 2018
  2. 2.0 2.1 [1], retrieved: 23 Oct 2018
  3. NRZ board chairman resigns, The Chronicle, retrieved: 23 Oct 2018
  4. The brains behind Mnangagwa’s ascendacy - NewsDay Zimbabwe, NewsDay Zimbabwe, published: 26 Nov 2017, retrieved: 23 Oct 2018