Ruth Mavhungu Maboyi

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Ruth Mavhungu Maboyi is a Zimbabwean politician and member of Zanu-PF. She was elected member of Parliament for Beitbridge West Constituency in the 2018 Harmonised Elections. On 8 February 2018, she was appointed Deputy Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage.



Ruth Mavhungu Maboyi was born on 24 September 1957.[1]


She is the wife of Zimbabwe's former Ambassador to Egypt Aaron Maboyi Ncube.[1]


She learnt at Tongwe from 1963 to 1970, Zezani Mission from 1970 to 1973 and did her secondary education at Victory Camp School in Zambia from 1976 to 1978.

Mavhungu Maboyi holds a BED Management from the University of Zimbabwe and a Masters in Public Administration from the American University in Cairo. She is also a holder of a Masters in Public Relations and Diplomacy from WIC.[1]


She has a B.A. Education and Administration, M.A. in Public Administration and M.A. in International Relations and Diplomacy.[2]


She was first elected to the National Assembly in 2013. Maboyi was a ZAPU Youth member from 1975 to 1977 and fought as a member of ZIPRA in Zambia for two years from 1977 to 1979. After independence, she was attested into the Zimbabwe National Army where she served from 1980 to 1988. From 2003 to 2013 she was in Egypt with her husband Aaron on diplomatic service.[1]

On 8 February 2021, she was appointed Deputy Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage by Emmerson Mnangagwa.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 HON MABOYI RUTH MAVHUNGU, Parliament of Zimbabwe, Published: No Date Given, Retrieved: February 8, 2021
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lovemore, Full Text: President Mnangagwa Appoints 6 Ministers & Deputy Ministers, Pindula News, Published: February 8, 2021, Retrieved: February 8, 2021