David Kudakwashe Mnangagwa Biography – Zimbabwe Deputy Finance Minister | Age, Education, Qualifications, Wife, Custody Battle With Baby Mama, Deputy Minister of Finance, Zanu PF
David Kudakwashe Mnangagwa is a Zimbabwean politician and businessman who is currently serving as the Deputy Minister of Finance and Investment Promotion in Zimbabwe. David Mnangagwa is also the son of Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Age & Date of Birth
Kudakwashe Mnangagwa was born in 1989 in Zimbabwe, meaning that as of 2023, he is 34 years old.
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Education & Qualifications
David Kudakwashe Mnangagwa did part of his tertiary education in the United States of America.
Business Administration and Actuarial Science Degree
In 2011 David Mnangagwa obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Actuarial Science from Drake University (USA).
Tourism and Hospitality Degree:
In 2021, he embarked on a Degree program in Tourism and Hospitality at Lupane State University, successfully completing his studies and graduating in 2022.
From 2019- 2023, Kudakwashe Mnangagwa also pursued a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Degree at the University of Zimbabwe, further diversifying his academic background.
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Business & Finance Career
After graduating from Drake University, Mnangagwa worked as an Actuarial Associate at Aon Hewitt in the United States from 2011 to 2014.
From 2015 to 2020, he served on the board of the National Building Society in Zimbabwe, actively participating in operational and decision-making processes.
Mnangagwa is one of the founding partners of Flame Lily Venture Capital Group, a private equity investment and advisory firm focused on financial services, mining, real estate, and construction in Zimbabwe and Southern Africa.
One of Mnangagwa’s companies, Bentach Resources, renovated the Kudzanayi Bus Terminus in Gweru.
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Kudakwashe David Mnangagwa is a member of ZANU-PF party. In 2023, he became a Member of Parliament through the youth quota system, representing Midlands Province.
He actively engages in the ZANU PF Youth League structures as a Provincial Member.
In September 2023, President Emmerson Mnangagwa appointed him as the Deputy Minister of Finance and Investment Promotion. His appointment was criticized by opposition parties as an act of nepotism.
Mnangagwa is married to Rasheeda Mnangagwa (nee Travers). They have a daughter named Harmony, born in 2019.
Child Custody Battle with Baby Mama
He was previously in a relationship with model Al-Marie Iris Hall, with whom he had a child custody dispute.
In 2021, Kudakwashe David Mnangagwa was awarded full custody of the child after the High Court ruled that his baby mama, Al-Marie Iris Hall, was toxic to the minor.
This was after High Court judges, Justice Ephraim Tagu and Justice Emilia Muchawa ruled that fathers of children born out of wedlock must also enjoy equal access to their children and play a role in their upkeep.
In their ruling, the judges noted that Mnangagwa had been a good father, while the mother was described as a violent and drug addict who once stayed at a rehabilitation home for three weeks.
The court was at one point told by Hall’s mother that she was desperately into drugs to the extent that she could even sell her baby for drugs.
Hall’s babysitter, Ndoro also said she would stay with the baby while the mother was always away clubbing.
Hall’s neighbour also confirmed that she was a violent and suicidal person
Following the custody decision, Hall occasionally takes to social media to complain that she has been denied access to the child for years now.
Poaching Allegations, 2020
Kudakwashe Mnangagwa was implicated in the poaching of wildlife in Nyangambe, in the Save Valley Conservancy, Chiredzi, located in the south-eastern part of Zimbabwe. These allegations were made by Farai Chauke, a lawyer from Nyangambe and the legal representative of the Nyangambe Community Wildlife Project. Chauke claimed that Mnangagwa, along with others, engaged in illegal hunting and poaching activities outside hunting quotas.
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