|Born||15 August 1946|
|Died||26 February 2005 (aged 58)|
|Alma mater||University of Zimbabwe, University of Southampton, London School of Economics|
|Spouse(s)||Eben Yananiso Mangwende (nee=Takavarasha)|
Mangwende began his political career as a student leader at the University of Rhodesia. Mangwende also studied in the United Kingdom at the University of Southampton and earned a PhD in international relations from the London School of Economics.
He became Deputy Foreign Minister upon Zimbabwe's independence in 1980. He was promoted to Foreign Minister in 1981, and held that post until 1987. He later was head of several other ministries, including Education, Agriculture, and Information. In 2004, he was appointed governor of Harare, a post he held until his death in February 2005. Upon his death, he was declared a national hero by the Politburo of Zanu-PF, and buried with military honours.