Nick Mangwana
Nick Mangwana
Nick Mangwana
BornNdabaningi Nick Mangwana
(1971-09-30)September 30, 1971
Mashava
ResidenceZimbabwe
NationalityZimbabwean
OccupationPermanent Secretary
EmployerGovernment of Zimbabwe
OrganizationZanu-PF
Known forBeing the Zanu-PF representative in the UK, Europe
PredecessorGeorge Charamba
Spouse(s)Priscilla Mangwana
Parent(s)
  • Mabasa Mangwana (father)
FamilyPaul Mangwana

Ndabaningi Nick Mangwana is a politician, political analyst, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services and a member of Zanu-PF. He was the chairperson of Zanu-PF U.K chapter.

Mangwana was popular with his column View from the diaspora which is published in the local paper, The Herald before moving to Zimbabwe. As the Chairperson of the UK Chapter he was reported to have led the establishment of Zanu-PF structures within the UK and headed the task-force that engaged with the British Government on the issue of sanctions against Zimbabwe[1]In November 2017, when the Zimbabwe Defence Forces took over the country, Nick released a video saying that Grace Mugabe was still in the country, despite other reports indicating that she had left the country.

Background

Nick Mangwana is married to Priscilla Mangwana, the couple has two boys. He is reported to have been raised by strong supporters of Zanu- PF, firstly his father Mabasa Mangwana who was senior in the Party Structures in Mashava, and secondly by his brother Munyaradzi Paul Mangwana who is a member of Zanu-PF. He worked as a Corporate Governance Consultant and Quality Improvement Manager in the NHS (UK). He is also a political analyst of African politics where he writes under the name Nick Mangwana. He produces two articles on politics and governance each week for a daily newspaper and one weekly political journal.

Education

Ndabaningi Nick Mangwana is a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators. He is also believed to have qualifications in Accounting, Law and Health Sciences.[2]

Career

Political Career

It was reported that Mangwana was involved in the Kadoma Zanu-PF Youth Structures in the late 1990s before his departure to the United Kingdom. In the UK, Mangwana was reported to have remained vocal about the Party. Nick Mangwana was reported to have led the group that sought permission from the British Government for Zanu PF to operate openly as a political party in the UK.[1]

Nursing

Nick Mangwana worked as a psychiatric nurse in the United Kingdom before his appointment as the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services in 2018 in the Emmerson Mnangagwa led government.[3]

November 2017

Zanu-PF representative in the UK, Nick Mangawana was reported to have indicated that former First Lady Grace Mugabe contributed to the situation in Zimbabwe by undermining the command of the defense forces and using youth rallies to address personal issues. Mangwana released a video contrary to reports that Mrs. Mugabe was still in Zimbabwe.[4]

Zanu-PF UK Representative Says Zimbabwe First Lady Contributed to Military Action

Petition to the UK Government

A certain section of Zimbabweans based in the United Kingdom started an online petition to the United Kingdom government to strip Zimbabwe's Secretary for Information Ndabaningi Nick Mangwana of his British citizenship and to deport his family. The petition accuses Mangwana of being a defender of state-sponsored abduction and torture of opposition members.

Here is the full petition: The government of Zimbabwe has been involved in gross human rights offenses. The United Nations documented 49 abductions.

Out of about 49 Abductions since 2019 no arrests have been made. The abductors who torture and sexually abuse are still at large,and the State through their secretary Nick Mangwana claims abductions are fake without any evidence.

Recently 3 MDC Alliance female activists Joana Mamombe, Netsai Marova, and Cecilia Chimbiri were abducted and violently raped. Police through their spokesperson admitted in the State Newspaper, the Herald, that these ladies were in their custody after being arrested.

The next morning the same police denied having them in their custody. The 3 ladies were later found in Bindura, bruised, raped and badly beaten.

We believe Nick Mangwana as secretary is part of a repressive system which is being used to oppress women in Zimbabwe. He should be stripped of his UK citizenship and his family deported back to Zimbabwe.

Charity Maodza Twitter Handle

President Emmerson Mnangagwa's advisor Shingi Munyeza has insinuated that Secretary for Information Nick Mangwana is behind the Twitter account called Charity Maodza.

The matter came to light after the said Maodza account posted a tweet saying, "Spot the similarities. Bishop Abel Muzorewa and Pastor Shingi Munyeza. The history of Zimbabwe is littered with stories of self-centered church leaders who tried to antagonize the national cause but failed. Hiding behind the cloth to push political interests will not work."

The Pastor responded to the tweet saying, "I love the humor our people have as we go through these trying times. My brother indava so. God bless and stay safe."

The response by Pastor Munyeza fueled speculations by Twitter users that Mangwana was the 'brother' being pointed as the one behind the account. Mangwana has previously denied being linked to the account.[5]

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Videos

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ndabaniningi Nick Mangwana, Zanu PF UK, Published:4 October 2016 , Retrieved: 16 November 2017
  2. Tafara Shumba, [1], The Herald, Published: 3 October, 2018, Accessed: Nov 2019
  3. [2], ZW News, Published: 1 October, 2018, Accessed: 27 August, 2020
  4. Zanu-PF UK Representative Says Zimbabwe First Lady Contributed to Military Action, 'VOA', Published:16 November 2017 , Retrieved:16 November 2017
  5. Mandla Ndlovu, [3], Bulawayo 24 News, Published: 12 May, 2020, Accessed: 27 August, 2020