VP Mnangagwa’s brother dies

VICE President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Tuesday lost his brother, Philip Mnangagwa.

He was 84.

Family spokesperson Mr Patrick Mnangagwa confirmed the passing on of their second eldest boy in the larger Mnangagwa family.

“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 in 2016 (at 84) after a long illness,” said Mr Mnangagwa.

The late Philip Mnangagwa was one a teacher and then headmaster at different schools in Zambia and Zimbabwe.

“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,” said Mr Mnangagwa.

He said Philip is survived by his wife Margret, seven children (four boys and three girls), fifteen grand children and two great grand children.

Mourners are gathered at Plot 50 Mavhu-Mashava resettlement area.

“He will be buried on Friday at 10AM at the same Plot in Mavhu-Mashava,” he said

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