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Petronella Kagonye is a Zimbabwean politician and businesswoman who is a member of Zanu-PF political party. Kagonye is the former Minister of Labor and Social Welfare. She is once Member of Parliament for Goromonzi South Constituency but lost to Reuben Chikuda in the July 2018 elections by more than 50% of votes.
Petronella Kagonye was born in 1978
Kagonye holds a Masters in Business Administration Degree from the University of Zimbabwe.
Kagonye was Deputy Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Development until 2014.
Dismissal from party
In 2014 Kagonye was dismissed from the Zanu-PF party after she was associated to be a member of a faction alleged to be led by former Vice President Joice Mujuru. Kagonye was also given a vote of no confidence in her constituency where residents demonstrated against her accusing her of fanning factionalism. She was reinstated back into the party when she was appointed Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Services in Zimbabwe's government in December 2017.
Kagonye runs a company named Glorious Properties.
Kagonye served in the Zanu PF’s Women’s League and was fingered in many land grab scandals in her constituency where she is alleged to be a bigwig land baron and has been involved in vote-buying in exchange for land.
- Leaner Cabinet and the return of Petronella Kagonye, , Published: 6 December 2017, Retrieved: 24 January 2018