Patrick Zhuwao

Patrick Zhuwao
Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare of Zimbabwe
In office
9 October 2017 – 27 November 2017
President Robert Mugabe
Emmerson Mnangagwa
Preceded by Prisca Mupfumira
Succeeded by Clever Nyathi
Minister of Youth Development, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment of Zimbabwe
In office
11 September 2015 – 9 October 2017
President Robert Mugabe
Deputy Mathias Tongofa
Preceded by Christopher Mushohwe
Succeeded by Chiratidzo Mabuwa
Member of the House of Assembly of Zimbabwe for Zvimba East
In office
2008–2013
Succeeded by Francis Mukwangwariwa
Deputy Minister of Science and Technology of Zimbabwe
In office
2008–2012
President Robert Mugabe
Deputy Minister of Youth Development, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment of Zimbabwe
In office
2007–2008
President Robert Mugabe
Personal details
Born (1967-05-23) 23 May 1967 (age 50)
Rhodesia
Political party ZANU-PF (expelled in 2017)
Independent (2017–)
Spouse(s) Beauty Zhuwao
Relations Innocent Mugabe (brother)
Leo Mugabe (brother)
Robert Mugabe (uncle)
Parents Sabina Mugabe (mother)
Residence South Africa
Alma mater University of Zimbabwe

Patrick Zhuwao ( /; [1] born 23 May 1967) is a Zimbabwean politician, businessman, and farmer. He served as Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare of Zimbabwe between October and November 2017. He was expelled from the ZANU–PF party during the 2017 Zimbabwean coup d'état.

Zhuwao was born in 1967 to Sabina Mugabe and a Mozambican father. His uncle is Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. He studied at the University of Zimbabwe, where he earned two bachelor's degrees and four master's degrees. Zhuwao went on to become a tobacco farmer and businessman, with interests in several parastatals. He also founded a thinktank, the Zhuwao Institute, which focuses on economic development and is aligned with the policies of President Mugabe.

Zhuwao entered politics in 2007 when President Mugabe appointed him Deputy Minister of Youth. A year later, he was elected to the House of Assembly for the Zvimba East constituency and was appointed Deputy Minister of Science and Technology, a position he held until 2012. In 2013, he was defeated in the ZANU–PF primaries for reelection to Parliament. In 2015, he was named Minister of Youth Development, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment. In October 2017, he was named Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare. In November 2017, he was expelled from ZANU–PF because of his association with First Lady Grace Mugabe and the Generation 40 faction. He is now living in South Africa.

Early life and education

Zhuwao was born on 23 May 1967 to Sabina Mugabe and a Mozambican father. [2] [3] He is the brother of Innocent Mugabe, the former head of the Central Intelligence Organisation, [4] and Leo Mugabe, a businessman and politician. [2] Zhuwao is the only son of Sabina Mugabe who did not use her maiden name as his surname. [4]

He studied at the University of Zimbabwe, where he earned two bachelor's degrees and four master's degrees. [5] [6] [7] He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems Engineering, a Bachelor of Science in Economics, a Master of Business Administration in Information Technology Management, a Master of Management, a Master of Public and Development Management, and a Master of Science in Economics. [5] He earned his most recent degree, the MS in Economics, in September 2014. [5]

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