Emmerson Mnangagwa Biography, Age, Net Worth, House, Cars, Children, Wife, Education & Political Career

Basic Information

Stage Name: Emmerson Mnangagwa
Real Name: Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa
Occupation: Politician
Date Of Birth/Age:
Place of Birth: Zvishavane, Zimbabwe
Gender: Male
Nationality: Zimbabwean
Marital Status: Married (to Auxillia Mnangagwa)
Education: The University of Zambia

Emmerson Mnangagwa Biography

Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, known simply as Emmerson Mnangagwa, is a Zimbabwean politician, former ZANU-PF combatant and former minister with different portfolios who now serves as president of the impoverished southern African country.

From a life of activism and combat, in the early days of ZANU-PF and when Zimbabwe was still known as Rhodesia, Emmerson Mnangagwa had stood out as an important voice in the country’s evolution, snagging different political roles which culminated in his emergence as president.

He has just won a second term in an election that opposition figures claim was marred by irregularities and therefore want it cancelled. S far as he is concerned, though, he has won the election, and no effort should be made to interfere with the results already announced and possibly push him out of the presidency.

Mr Mnangagwa was pretty close to Mugabe and served him in various positions. When Mugabe died, he continued a part of the ZANU-PF family, ultimately working his way to his current role – that of the president of Zimbabwe.


Emmerson Mnangagwa is easily one of the oldest presidents in Africa, having been born in 1943. At the moment, that means he is 80 years old. He will be 81 in a couple of months.

Net Worth

As a public figure and president of one of the poorest countries in the world, Emmerson Mnangagwa would rarely be found talking about his net worth, for that only brings negative publicity to his person, as well as illuminates the allegations of massive corruption against him.

Anyway, his silence has not stopped the public from doing the talking. He reportedly has a net worth of $10 million. The figure cannot be confirmed, however. Some sources have higher figures and some have lower.


Mr Mnangagwa lives at his official residence, which is home to every elected president of the country. However, he is also said to own a multi-million-dollar mansion on Crowhill and Wheeldon Roads in Harare. The said house has been a subject of controversy for years, with his critics describing it as unsightly for the price.


As the current president of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa is entitled to an entourage. He has a fleet of official cars that accompanies him everywhere. One cannot point to his personal cars at this point. That should be public knowledge when he leaves office.


Emmerson Mnangagwa is a father to nine children. His first wife had six children for him before her death in 2002. These six children are Farai, Tasiyiwa, Tariro, Vimbai, Tapiwa, and Emmerson Jnr Tanaka. His second wife, Auxillia, is a mother to three kids, namely Emmerson (Jnr), Sean and Collins.

However, multiple reports claim that these are actually not all the children he has. Back in 2018, a United Kingdom publication had claimed that the former ZANU-PF combatant is a father to 18 children.


For most couples, the dream is to not only get married but live in bliss until death intrudes at a very old age. But life does not always give an answer to the denizens of the earth. And it certainly didn’t favour Jayne Matarise in this regard

She was the first wife of the current Zimbabwean president. She got married to Emmerson Mnangagwa in 1973 and they remained married until her death in 2002 after a protracted battle with cervical cancer.

Mr Mnangagwa is currently married to Auxillia Mnangagwa (née Kutyauripo), a Zimbabwean politician.


He might not be the most educated out there, but eh current president of Zimbabwe has had stints at. some recognizable institutions.

He attended Lundi Primary School, Mumbwa Boarding School and the University of Zambia. He also reportedly had a stint at the University of London.

Political Career

Emmerson Mnangagwa is easily the most prominent political figure in Zimbabwe right now as the president of the country. But he did not start at the top. His political career spans decades. From supposedly “lowly” offices. He had assiduously worked his way to the top.

His university days might not have been as eventful as his current political life, but it certainly prepared him for the future.

He was part of the government of Robert Mugabe and served as minister of national security between 1980 and 1988. Between 1995 and 1996, he held court as the country’s minister of finance.

The year 2000 saw him as part of the National Assembly of Zimbabwe, where he served as speaker between 2000 and 2005. That same year, he also served as minister of housing and rural amenities, a position he held until 2009.

By 2013, he was already minister of legal and parliamentary affairs. His odyssey in that position ended in 2017, by which time he was already vice president of Zimbabwe.

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