Joice Mujuru

Zimbabwean Politician
Born Apr 15, 1955

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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  • Watch: Joice Mujuru Addresses Supporters In South Africa News24
    Google News - Sep 18, 2016
  • Zimbabwean Pushed From Mugabe’s Inner Circle Now Challenges It
    NYTimes - Jun 01, 2016
  • World Briefing: Zimbabwe: Ex Ally Challenges Mugabe
    NYTimes - Mar 02, 2016
  • Mugabe's Frailty Intensifies Zimbabwe Leadership Race
    Yahoo News - Dec 14, 2015


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 17 February 1974 after refusing to flee.The helicopter downing incident has been vehemently denied by Warvetereans chairman, the acid tongued Christopher Mutsvangwa after her(Mujuru) expulsion from the party, other ballistic experts have also questioned the possibility of shooting down a helicopter with such a light weapon as narrated on her story.


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 the cabinet, taking the portfolio of sports, youth and recreation. … Read More


1997 42 Years Old On 24 March 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 the land reform programme 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 6 December 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 was long considered a potential successor to President Robert Mugabe, but in 2014 she was denounced for allegedly plotting against Mugabe. … Read More
However, her succession was expected to be challenged at the December 2014 congress, where the members of all politburo and central committee cadres were expected to seek re-election.


2015 60 Years Old Mujuru was expelled from ZANU-PF on 3 April 2015 and subsequently moved on to form the Zimbabwe People First party, in opposition to ZANU-PF. … Read More
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