Munyaradzi Kajese

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Ambassador
Munyaradzi Kajese
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Kajese speaking to former President Mugabe, Image via Herald
BornMunyaradzi Samuel Kajese
(1949-08-13) August 13, 1949 (age 70)
Mutoko
NationalityZimbabwean
CitizenshipZimbabwean
Alma materBaker University, Drew University,International Diplomatic Academy Vienna
Occupation
  • Ambassador
  • Chief of Protocol to Emmerson Mnangagwa
Known forBeing the Chief of Protocol to President Robert Mugabe
Political partyZANU-PF
Spouse(s)Rosemary Kapfunde
ChildrenFarayi Tendayi Kajese, Vimbayi Dorothy Ruth Kajese, Mutsa Samuel Kajese
Parent(s)Amon Kajese, Dorcus (Chiwara) Kajese

Munyaradzi Samuel Kajese is a Zimbabwean diplomat who is the Chief of Protocol for Emmerson Mnangagwa's government. [1] He was also the Government's Chief of Protocol during late Robert Mugabe's presidency. He retained his position following the military coup the ousted Robert Mugabe in November 2017.

Following Mugabe's death in September 2019 Kajese coordinated funeral arrangements as well as negotiations to have Mugabe buried at the Heroes Acre.[2] The negotiations ultimately failed as Mugabe was eventually buried at his rural home in Zvimba.

Background

Kajese was born on the 13th of August 1949, in Mutoko to Amon Kajese and Dorcus (Chiwara) Kajese. On the 25th of January 1975, he married Rosemary Kapfunde. Together they have three children, Farayi Tendayi, Vimbayi Dorothy Ruth and Mutsa Samuel.

Trivia

Ambassador Kajese's daughter Vimbayi is married to Tawanda Sibanda. Tawanda is the only son of Misheck Sibanda, Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet.[3]

References

  1. VENERANDA LANGA/ RICHARD CHIDZA, Heads to roll over Mugabe blunder, NewsDay, Published:September 17, 2015, Accessed = June 19, 2017
  2. Elias Mambo, Breaking News: Mugabe to be buried at the Heroes Acre, Zim Morning Post, Published: 9 Sep 2019, Accessed: Oct 2019
  3. Value your marriage vows: President, Published: September 7 2014, Retrieved: June 19, 2016