Samuel Mumbengegwi

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Samuel Creighton Mumbengegwi
Personal details
Born (1942-10-23)October 23, 1942
Died June 14, 2016(2016-06-14) (aged 73)
Nationality Zimbabwean
Political party ZANU-PF
Occupation Politician
Profession Lecturer, Educationist

Dr. Samuel Creighton Mumbengegwi (October 23, 1942 – June 14, 2016) was a Zimbabwean politician. He was the brother of the current Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Simba Mumbengegwi.

Political career[edit]

Mumbengegwi served for a time as Minister of Higher Education and as ZANU-PF Chairperson for Masvingo. According to the Commercial Farmers Union in 2002, he took over Irvin Farm from its white owners as part of land reform.[1] He was subsequently appointed as Minister of Industry and International Trade in August 2002,[2] and he was appointed as the Minister of State for Indigenisation and Empowerment in 2005. On February 6, 2007, he was moved to the position of Minister of Finance, replacing Herbert Murerwa.[3]

In the ZANU-PF primaries for the March 2008 parliamentary election, Mumbengegwi sought the party's nomination for the Chivi-Mwenezi Senate constituency in Masvingo Province, but he was defeated by Josaya Hungwe, a former Governor of Masvingo Province. Mumbengegwi disputed the result and the ZANU-PF national election directorate ordered the vote to be held over again, but Mumbengegwi was defeated for a second time, winning 4,906 votes against 8,736 votes for Hungwe, and therefore Hungwe received the ZANU-PF nomination.[4]

The Herald reported on January 3, 2009, that Mumbengegwi had been dismissed from the Cabinet earlier in the week, along with 11 other ministers, because he no longer held any seat in Parliament.[5]


He died on June 14, 2016, at Avenues Clinic in Harare due to an unknown ailment. At the time of his death, he was a lecturer at the Great Zimbabwe University in the Education faculty.[6]


  1. ^ "Mugabe's cronies snatch prize white farms", The Sunday Independent (IOL), April 27, 2002.
  2. ^ "ZIMBABWE: New government without Makoni", SADOCC, 25 August 2002. Archived December 19, 2010, at WebCite
  3. ^ "Mugabe retains old guard during shuffle", Reuters (IOL), February 7, 2007.
  4. ^ "Zimbabwe: Hungwe Wins Chivi-Mwenezi Election Re-Run", The Herald (, February 28, 2008. Archived December 19, 2010, at WebCite
  5. ^ "Losing Ministers Axed", The Herald (, 3 January 2009. Archived December 19, 2010, at WebCite
  6. ^ George Maponga (June 14, 2016). "Breaking News: Ex-Minister Mumbengegwi dies". The Herald. Retrieved June 14, 2016. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Josiah Tungamirai
Minister of State for Indigenisation and Empowerment
2005 – 2007
Succeeded by
Paul Mangwana
Preceded by
Herbert Murerwa
Minister of Finance
2007 – 2009
Succeeded by