Ntombana Regina Gata
Ntombana Regina Gata
BornNtombana Regina Mogomoza
Known forBeing Robert Mugabe's sister
  • Gabriel Mugabe (father)
  • Colleta (mother)
RelativesNephews: Chatunga Bellarmine Mugabe, Michael Nhamodzenyika Mugabe, Robert Mugabe Jr, Niece: Bona Mugabe

Ntombana Regina Gata nee Mogomoza is a Zimbabwean biotechnologist. She is the sister of the late Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe.


Ntombana Regina Gata is Robert Mugabe's half-sister born of their father Gabriel Mugabe from a second marriage in Bulawayo. Her mother is Colleta and she has two brothers. Regina Gata relocated with her parents and siblings to Kutama.

When they arrived in Kutama the community and church leaders advocated for their immediate relocation to Bulawayo. There was nothing Gabriel Senior could do because he was unwell at the time. Gata said Robert Mugabe protected the family. Narrating the story to Sunday Mail, Regina Gata said:

"He was in his early 20s but stood up and defended the family. My mother, two brothers and I were on the brink of being chased away from our father’s home. However, Bhudhi (elder brother) stood up and said ‘No’. He told the church leaders that his father’s family had a right to be in the area where their father was."



Ntombana Regina Gata was born in May 1946.


Ob 13 January 2022, NewZimbabwe.com reported that her husband Sydney Gata had filed for divorce.[2]


Gata has houses in Harare's leafy suburb, The Grange and Mabelreign. On 10 November 2000, Regina Gata stopped the judicial sale of her house in The Grange.

Beverly Building Society had instituted legal proceedings against Gata after she failed to settle a $621 544,27 mortgage with the society.[3]


Ntombana Regina Gata holds a doctorate in agriculture from the Sokoine University of Agriculture in Tanzania.

She also holds bachelors and masters degrees from the University of London.[4]


Gata was appointed by Robert Mugabe as Principal Director for Agricultural Services in the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement. Regina Gata replaced Dr Zvenhamo Chiteka who was retired.

She joined the Agriculture ministry in 1980, serving in various capacities. Gata has done research for United Nations agencies and other international organisations. She has published many papers on biotechnology and cereal production in Zimbabwe.[4]


  1. PRESIDENT AT 91 Series: My Brother — The leader, The Sunday Mail, Published: January 18, 2015, Retrieved: January 13, 2022
  2. ZESA Chair Gata, Wife Part Of 45 Couples Seeking Divorce In Early 2022, NewZimbabwe.com, Published: January 13, 2022, Retrieved: January 13, 2022
  3. Zimbabwe: Bank After Mugabe Sister's House, AllAfrica, Published: November 12, 2000, Retrieved: January 12, 2022
  4. 4.0 4.1 Gata Gets Key Zimbabwe Post, cabi.org, Published: No Date Given, Retrieved: January 13, 2022