Zimbabwe VP's Brother Dies

Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's elder brother, Mr Philip Mnangagwa (84), has died. Family spokesperson Mr Patrick Mnangagwa said Mr Mnangagwa died on Tuesday after a long illness at his home in Shurugwi.


"The Mnangagwa family wishes to announce the death of Mr Philip Mnangagwa, who had become the second eldest boy in the larger Mnangagwa family. Philip was born on August 23, 1932 in Zvishavane and passed away on the same day in 2016 (at 84), after a long illness," he said.

"Philip was politically active in supporting the liberation struggle while he was a teacher in Zimbabwe as well as in Zambia. He remained active until he became ill. He was resettled during the land reform programme at Mavhu-Mashava area of Shurugwi just after Gwenhoro Dam from Gweru."

Mr Mnangagwa is survived by wife Margret, seven children - four sons and three daughters - 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Mourners are gathered at Plot Number 50, Mavhu-Mashava resettlement area in Shurugwi.

He is expected to be buried tomorrow (Friday) at 10am at Mavhu-Mashava.



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