Tongai Mafidi Mnangagwa (born 10 February 1978) is a Zimbabwean politician who currently serves as the Member of Parliament for the Harare South constituency. He is the nephew of President Emmerson Mnangagwa and is the sole ZANUâ€“PF MP representing Harare Province.
Early life and education
Mnangagwa was born on 10 February 1978 in Zambia. He moved to Zimbabwe as a young child, attending Haig Park Primary School in Harare. He did his O Levels at Gokomere High School, a Catholic boarding school in Masvingo Province, before completing his secondary education at Prince Edward School, a government high school in Harare. He then attended Harare Polytechnic, where he earned a certificate in marketing.
Mnangagwa joined ZANUâ€“PF at age 18, and became the youth chairperson for the party's Tangwena District at age 20. Later, he moved to Harare South and joined the party's Leopold Takawira District as a committee member, later rising to become the political commissar of the main board. In 2018, Mnangagwa was ZANUâ€“PF's candidate for the House of Assembly in the 2018, running against over a dozen other candidates. On election day, Mnangagwa won with a 39% plurality, defeating the two MDC Alliance candidates, incumbent Shadreck Mashayamombe, and Tichaona Saurombe, who received 24% and 12%, respectively, as well as the MDCâ€“T candidate, Desmond Jambaya, who earned 6% of the vote. He was sworn into Parliament on 5 September 2018.
Mnangagwa is married and lives in the Mabelreign suburb of Harare. He has four children with his wife, Gwendolyn Mnangagwa.
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