|The Right Honourable Dr.
|Muchena, June 2006|
|Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Development|
10 September 2013 – Present
|Preceded by||Stan Mudenge|
|Minister of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development|
13 February 2009 – 10 September 2013
|Prime Minister||Morgan Tsvangirai|
|Preceded by||Sithembiso Nyoni (Acting)|
|Minister of Science and Technology Development of Zimbabwe|
Unknown – 13 February 2009
|Succeeded by||Henry Dzinotyiweyi|
|Born||18 August 1946
Mutoko, Southern Rhodesia
|Political party||Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front|
|Alma mater||Iowa State University|
Olivia Nyembezi Muchena (born 18 August 1946) is a Zimbabwean politician and the former Minister of Higher Education in the Cabinet of Zimbabwe. She has also served as the Minister of Science and Technology Development and as the Minister of Women's Affairs.
She studied for a PhD in Agriculture Extension Education with minors in Technology and Social Change at Iowa State University. During the late 1970s she was a faculty member at the University of Rhodesia. A strong supporter of President Robert Mugabe, she has served in various positions in the Zimbabwe government, including in the Ministry of Agriculture and the Office of the Vice President, where she was involved in Zimbabwe's land reform process.
- Block Proeprty of Persons Undermining Democraftic Processes or Institutions in Zimbabwe
- "Parliament of Zimbabwe". Retrieved 2008-02-06.
- "Cabinet sworn in amid chaotic scenes", Newzimbabwe.com, February 13, 2009.
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