Mangwanya new ZimParks director-general


THE Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZimParks) board appointed Fulton Upenyu Mangwanya as the new director-general with effect from August 1, 2017 for the next five years.


Mangwanya is a committed and self-motivated, adaptable to evolvinAg technologies and resilient, flexible, result-oriented, team player/builder with good communication skills. He is willing to learn new things.

He is a third-year PhD student in the Faculty of Social Studies at the University of Zimbabwe, a holder of MSc in International Relations, a BSc Honours Degree in Politics and Administration from the same university.

He was born on January 13, 1967 and is married, with five children. Mangwanya began his career as a farm manager in the 1980s before joining the President’s Department in January 1988.

Due to hard work, commitment and loyalty to the country, he rose through the ranks to the level of assistant director.

He worked in the department until his appointment as ZimParks director-general. He served the department with distinction in various sections over the years.

Mangwanya is a board member at Air Zimbabwe. His appointment is a sure boost to conservation efforts and will unlock value from the country’s abundant wildlife.

Mangwanya is replacing Edson Chidziya, who left the organisation in 2015.

He went through a rigorous selection process conducted by a private human resources consultancy firm, where he came tops.

The board also did its selection process, where again he came first before his name was submitted to then Environment, Water and Climate minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri, who made further consultancy before his appointment.