Former minister Mushohwe dies

The late Christopher Mushohwe

THE executive director for Presidential and national scholarships programme Christopher Mushohwe has died. He was 69.

In his condeolence message, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said Mushohwe died after a long illness.

“The passing on of Dr Christopher Mushohwe early this morning after a long illness is a deep loss to our nation, and devastating news to my family and to me personally. A longtime civil servant, and later a holder of key ministerial portfolios under the first republic, Dr Mushohwe held very sensitive positions in government, including serving as personal staff to our late President Robert Mugabe with whom he worked closely for many years as Director of State Residences. Such placements called for total trust, integrity and loyalty, attributes which Dr Mushohwe exuded and glowed in abundance,” Mnangagwa said in a statement.

During his term in government, he held the position of Resident Minister and Manicaland provincial governor. He was Information minister between 2015 and 2017. 

Related Topics