Joice Mujuru

Zimbabwean Politician
Born Apr 15, 1955
Age 60
Hometown Federation of Rho...
Other Names Mugari, Joyce

Joice Mujuru is a Zimbabwean politician serving as Vice President of Zimbabwe. She has held this post since December 2004, and is also Vice President of ZANU-PF. She was married to Solomon Mujuru until his death in 2011, and is considered a potential successor to President Robert Mugabe for party leadership.… Read More

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    Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's Ruling Zanu Pf Expels Former Vice President
    Independent - Apr 03, 2015
  • Robert Mugabe's Cabinet Choices Dash Hopes Of Reform Telegraph.Co.Uk
    Google News - Sep 10, 2013
  • Zimbabwe Crops Fail, Hunger Looms
    Council on Foreign Relations - Sep 07, 2012
  • Could Zimbabwe Be The Next Myanmar?
    Foreign Policy - May 22, 2012


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Joice Mujuru.


1955 Birth Born on April 15, 1955.


1974 19 Years Old She is said to have downed a helicopter with a machine gun on February 17, 1974 after refusing to flee.


1977 22 Years Old She took the nom-de-guerre Teurai Ropa (spill blood), and then rose to become one of the first women commanders in Mugabe's ZANLA forces. In 1977 she married Solomon Mujuru, known then as Rex Nhongo, deputy commander-in-chief of ZANLA. … Read More
1980 25 Years Old At independence in 1980, Mujuru became the youngest cabinet minister in Mugabe's cabinet, taking the portfolio of sports, youth and recreation. … Read More


1997 42 Years Old On March 24, 1997, Mujuru decided to issue Zimbabwe's second cellular telephone licence to the previously unknown Zairois consortium Telecel, cutting out Masiyiwa. The Zairois consortium included her husband Solomon and President Robert Mugabe's nephew Leo. After many legal fights, Masiyiwa won his licence in December 1997. The ZANU-PF Women's League resolved at its annual conference held in September 2004 to put forward a female candidate for the party's vice-presidency, a position left vacant following the death of Simon Muzenda. … Read More
2001 46 Years Old 1 More Event
She currently lives on Alamein Farm, a productive and high-value operation illegally requisitioned as part of a "landgrab" from Guy Watson-Smith in 2001, as found by the Zimbabwe High Court and international courts.
2004 49 Years Old Mujuru was sworn in as Vice-President of Zimbabwe on December 6, 2004. … Read More


2008 53 Years Old After the election, she was again sworn in as Vice President by Mugabe on 13 October 2008, together with Msika. … Read More
2011 56 Years Old …  She was married to Solomon Mujuru until his death in 2011, and is considered a potential successor to President Robert Mugabe for party leadership. … Read More
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