Joice Teurai Ropa Mujuru, the first female Vice President of the Republic of Zimbabwe and Second Secretary and Vice President of the ruling party ZANU (PF).
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At independence in 1980, Mujuru became the youngest cabinet minister in Mugabe's cabinet.
1980 : Minister of Youth, Sport and Recreation
1981 : Minister of Community Development and Women's Affairs
1985 : Minister of State for Community Development and Women's Affairs
1988 : Minister of Community and Cooperative Development and Women's Affairs
1992 : Resident Minister and Governor of Mashonaland Central Province
1996 : Minister of Information, Posts and Telecommunications
1997 : Minister of Rural Development and Water Resources
2000 : Minister of Rural Resources and Water Development
2001 : Minister of Water Resources and Infrastructural Development
: Acting Minister of Defence
: Acting Minister of Lands and Agriculture
2004 : Vice President
In 2004, the ZANU-PF Women's League put Joice Mujuru ahead as their leading female candidate for the party's vice-presidency.
Mugabe bowed to pressure from a ZANU-PF faction led by Mujuru's husband, General Solomon Mujuru, to give a woman the second vice-presidency post position.
Growing up in Mount Darwin, Mujuru completed two years of secondary education before leaving for Zambia to join the liberation struggle.
(At a Glance)
Date of Birth: Apr/15/1955
Place of Origin: Zimbabwe
Taking the pseudonym Teurai Ropa
(spill blood), Mujuru rose to become one of the first women commanders in Mugabe's ZANLA forces.
independence, she continued with her education despite the demands of
the home, family, political and ministerial offices. She graduated with a Bachelor of
Science Degree in Management and Entrepreneurial Development
from the Women's University in Africa. Currently she is pursuing a
Master of Science degree in Strategic Management, leading to a PHD.
She is married to General (Rtd) Solomon Tapfumaneyi R. Mujuru and has four children and seven grand children.
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