Shuvai Mahofa

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Shuvai Mahofa
BornShuvai Mahofa
Occupation
  • Politician
OrganizationZanu-PF
Known forBeing a politician.

Shuvai Mahofa was a Zimbabwean politician and a member of Zanu-PF where she was part of the politburo. She was the current senator for Gutu and Minister of state for Masvingo Province.

Background

She is widowed with four children and 27 grand children.[1]

Career

She was a member of the National Democratic Party from 1959- 1960 and joined ZAPU in 1961. She joined Zanu-PF in 1979 and has been a member to date. From 1976 to 1979 she was Zanu war collaborator. After independence she was elected Member of Parliament Gutu South a position she held from 1985-2008. she also served as Deputy Minister of Women Affairs. While she was member of parliament she chaired a number of Committees including Youth and Gender Committees. Mahofa served in Political Affairs as well as Youth Affairs.[1]

Alleged Poisoning

She was taken to hospital ill after the ZANU-PF congress held in Victoria Falls in December 2015 following suspected food poisoning. Zanu-PF however dismissed such allegations.[2] She spent nearly three months in a private South African hospital, and only resumed her duties in April 2016. But, close family members dismissed the food poisoning narrative as false, saying she had a chronic heart and kidney problem. At the 2016 conference held at the Masvingo showgrounds, Mahofa was often seen driving home each time food was being served in the VVIP tent.[3]



Death

Mahofa died on August 14 2017.


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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 HON MAHOFA SHUVAI, Parliament of Zimbabwe, published: No Date Given, retrieved: May 25, 2017
  2. Shuvai Mahofa makes Politburo return, Financial Gazette, published: April 6, 2016, retrieved: May 25, 2017
  3. Tatenda Chitagu, ‘Poisoned’ Mahofa avoids conference food, NewsDay, published: December 21, 2016, retrieved: May 25, 2017