Moven Mahachi

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Moven Enock Mahachi
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Moven Mahachi, ca. 1993
Minister of Defence of Zimbabwe
President Robert Mugabe
Preceded by Enos Nkala
Succeeded by Sydney Sekeramayi
Constituency Makoni West
Personal details
Born 1952/ 1948
Southern Rhodesia
(now Zimbabwe)
Died 26 May 2001
Nyanga, Zimbabwe
Nationality Zimbabwean
Political party ZANU-PF
Occupation Minister of Defence
Profession M.P.

Moven Enock Mahachi (1948 – 26 May 2001) served as the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Zimbabwe. He was a close ally of Robert Mugabe within Z.A.N.U.-P.F.. Before becoming Defence Minister Mahachi served as M.P. for Makoni West.

Mahachi was killed on 26 May 2001 when his Range Rover collided with a small car along the Mutare to Nyanga road.[1] At the time Zimbabweans considered his death suspicious, especially as Mahachi died thirty days after another M.P., Border Gezi, was killed.

Mahachi was married and had four children at the time of his death. He was declared a national hero by the Government of Zimbabwe and was buried in the National Heroes Acre in Harare.

On 30 July 2009 Mahachi's predecessor, Enos Nkala, claimed that Mahachi was assassinated at the behest of Robert Mugabe because he opposed the looting of diamonds in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In a statement he said:

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