VP Mnangagwa’s elder brother dies
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 (August 23) 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 MavhuMashava resettlement area in Shurugwi.
He is expected to be buried tomorrow (Friday) at 10AM at his plot.
Further details can be obtained from Patrick on 0718919392 or Sihle on 0716801028/0714841152