Maud Muzenda
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Born(1928-10-25)October 25, 1928
DiedAugust 21, 2017(2017-08-21) (aged 88)
Avenues Clinic
Resting placeNational Heroes Acre
Known forBeing Simon Muzenda's wife.
Spouse(s)Simon Muzenda
ChildrenTongai Muzenda, Tsitsi Muzenda

Maud Muzenda was a Zimbabwean nurse. She died at the Avenues Clinic in Harare on 21 August 2017 after battling ill-health for some time.


Maud Muzenda was born on 25 October 1928 in Matsikidze Village, Masvingo.[1]

She was married to the late politician Simon Muzenda in 1955.[1] The couple had 8 children including Tendai Ngcobo, Tongai Muzenda, Vitalis Muzenda, Mordester, and Tsitsi Muzenda.[2]

The Muzendas lost an eighteen-year-old daughter, Theresa, in 1977 in the Chomoio Massacre in Mozambique.[1]


Maud Muzenda attained Standard Six at Gokomere High School before training as a nurse at Makumbe Mission Hospital, Chinhamora.[1]


She worked at one of the municipal hospitals in Bulawayo in the 1950s.[1]


She died on 22 August 2017 at Avenues Clinic in Harare aged 88. Maud Muzenda had not been feeling well for a long time and was moving with the aid of a walker. At the time of her death she also had a standby nurse at her home in Gutu.[3]

Her daughter Tendai Ncobo said Maud had undergone a surgery in 2016 in South Africa but had never fully recovered. She said:

"Gogo underwent surgery in South Africa in May this year after suffering from back pains and since then she never recovered."

Maud Muzenda was hypertensive and diabetic. She was admitted at the Avenues Clinic for three weeks before her death.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Maud Muzenda, Find A Grave, Published: No Date Given, Retrieved: January 22, 2021
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mai Muzenda dies •Nation plunged into mourning again •National heroine status to be tabled, The Herald, Published: August 22, 2017, Retrieved: January 22, 2021
  3. Breaking: Late VP Muzenda’s wife dies, NewsDay, published: August 22, 2017, retrieved: August 22, 2017