Moven Mahachi
DiedMay 26, 2001(2001-05-26) (aged 52)
Resting placeNational Heroes Acre
  • Politician
Known forBeing a member of Zanu-PF.

Moven Mahachi was a Zimbabwean politician and a member of Zanu-PF. At the time of his death he was the Minister of Defence. He was declared a national hero and buried at the National Heroes Acre.


He was born Moven Enock Mahachi on June 13, 1948 in Rusape to Prisca and Enock Mahachi. He married Rashiwe Mahachi and together they had four children.[1]


He was the Chairman of Cold Comfort Farm Society from 1970 to 1971 before becoming the Managing Director for Nyafonu Development Company from 1971 to 1974. He served what was meant to be a 15-year sentence as political prisoner from 1974 to 1979.

From 1979 to 1980 Mahachi was the Zanu-PF Manicaland Province Administration. He was appointed Deputy Minister of Land Resettlement and Rural Development a position he served from 1980 to 1982. Minister 1982-1985. Mahachi was also a Member of Parliament for Manicaland Province from 1980 to 1985, for Makoni West and Minister of Land, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement from 1985 to 1988, Minister of Home Affairs in 1988.


Mahachi died on 26 May 2001 when his Range Rover hit a small car along the Mutare-Nyanga road. A lot of mystery surrounded his death, especially as Mahachi died thirty days after Border Gezi died in a car accident. Mahachi was declared a national hero by the Government of Zimbabwe and was buried at the National Heroes Acre in Harare.

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  1. Moven Enock Enock Mahachi, Prabook, published: No date given, retrieved: April 24, 2017