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Witness Mangwende

Witness Pasichigare Mangwende
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Zimbabwe
In office
1 January 1981 – 22 December 1987
President Canaan Banana
Prime Minister Robert Mugabe
Preceded by Simon Muzenda
Succeeded by Nathan Shamuyarira
Minister of Information, Posts & Telecommunications (Zimbabwe)
In office
22 December 1987 – 15 April 1991
President Canaan Banana
Prime Minister Robert Mugabe
Succeeded by Witness Mangwende
Minister of Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement of Zimbabwe
In office
1 January 1991 – 22 December 1994
Minister of Education and Culture of Zimbabwe
In office
1 January 1995 – 1 January 2002
Minister of Transport & Communication of Zimbabwe
In office
1 January 2002 – 1 February 2004
Governor and Resident Minister for Harare Metropolitan Province
In office
1 February 2004 – 26 February 2005
Personal details
Born (1946-08-15)15 August 1946
Southern Rhodesia
Died 26 February 2005(2005-02-26) (aged 58)
Nationality Zimbabwean
Political party ZANU-PF
Spouse(s) Eben Yananiso Mangwende (nee=Takavarasha)
Alma mater University of Zimbabwe, University of Southampton, London School of Economics
Occupation Politician
Profession Diplomat
Website http://www.colonialrelic.com/nathan-shamuyarira/

Witness Pasichigare Magunda Mangwende (August 15, 1946 – February 26, 2005) was a Zimbabwean politician who served as head of several government ministries in the Mugabe administration, and as provincial governor for Harare.

Mangwende began his political career as a student leader at the University of Rhodesia. He also studied in the United Kingdom at the University of Southampton and earned a Ph.D. 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, the capital of Zimbabwe, 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, Zimbabwe's majority party, and buried with military honors.


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