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Samuel Mumbengegwi

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Name  Samuel Mumbengegwi

Role  Politician
Samuel Mumbengegwi Samuel Mumbengegwi Zimbabwe politician Zimbabwe Today

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Dr. Samuel Creighton Mumbengegwi (October 23, 1942 – June 14, 2016) was a Zimbabwean politician. He was the brother of the current Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Simba Mumbengegwi.


Political career

Mumbengegwi served for a time as Minister of Higher Education and as ZANU-PF Chairperson for Masvingo. According to the Commercial Farmers Union in 2002, he took over Irvin Farm from its white owners as part of land reform. He was subsequently appointed as Minister of Industry and International Trade in August 2002, and he was appointed as the Minister of State for Indigenisation and Empowerment in 2005. On February 6, 2007, he was moved to the position of Minister of Finance, replacing Herbert Murerwa.

In the ZANU-PF primaries for the March 2008 parliamentary election, Mumbengegwi sought the party's nomination for the Chivi-Mwenezi Senate constituency in Masvingo Province, but he was defeated by Josaya Hungwe, a former Governor of Masvingo Province. Mumbengegwi disputed the result and the ZANU-PF national election directorate ordered the vote to be held over again, but Mumbengegwi was defeated for a second time, winning 4,906 votes against 8,736 votes for Hungwe, and therefore Hungwe received the ZANU-PF nomination.

The Herald reported on January 3, 2009, that Mumbengegwi had been dismissed from the Cabinet earlier in the week, along with 11 other ministers, because he no longer held any seat in Parliament.


He died on June 14, 2016, at Avenues Clinic in Harare due to an unknown ailment. At the time of his death, he was a lecturer at the Great Zimbabwe University in the Education faculty.


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