Joana Mamombe Biography| Age, Career, Personal Life, Arrests
Joana Ruvimbo Mamombe is a Zimbabwean politician.
Notably, she holds the distinction of being one of the youngest members of parliament in Zimbabwe, representing the constituency of Harare West.
Mamombe was born on 18th June 1993 in Harare.
Born in Harare on June 18, 1993, Joana Mamombe completed her secondary education at Monte Cassino Girls High School, successfully graduating in 2011.
She then pursued her higher education at Chinhoyi University of Technology, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology.
During her time at the university, Mamombe served as the Gender Officer for the Zimbabwe National Students Union (ZINASU).
After completing her undergraduate studies, Mamombe continued her academic journey at the University of Bergen in Norway. There, she excelled in her studies and obtained a Master’s Degree in Molecular Biology through the program “Students at Risk.”
Mamombe is married to Mfundo Mlilo, a former student leader and an active member of the Citizens Coalition for Change.
After completing her studies in Norway and returning to Zimbabwe in 2018, Joana Ruvimbo Mamombe decided to venture into politics.
Her dedication and commitment to public service led her to run for public office under the ticket of the MDC Alliance.
In the 2018 Zimbabwean general elections, held on July 30, 2018, she contested and emerged victorious as the elected member of parliament representing the constituency of Harare West.
Following her successful election, Mamombe was duly sworn into office, officially assuming her role as the representative of Harare West in the parliament.
On March 2, 2019, she was taken into custody and accused of committing treason. The allegations against her suggested that she had endeavored to topple a duly elected constitutional government led by President Emmerson Mnangagwa, following her leadership in a protest on January 14, 2018.
She won the One Young World Politician of the Year for 2020 after being Shortlisted.