Kembo Mohadi

The Right Honourable
Kembo Mohadi
Second Vice-President of Zimbabwe

28 December 2017
President Emmerson Mnangagwa
Phelekezela Mphoko
Vice President and Second Co-Secretary of ZANU-PF

23 December 2017
Serving with Constantino Chiwenga
President Emmerson Mnangagwa
Post Established
Minister of Defence, Security and War Veterans

30 November 2017 - 29 December 2017
President Emmerson Mnangagwa
Deputy Pupurayi Togarepi[1]
Sydney Sekeramayi
Constantino Chiwenga
Minister of State for National Security in the President's Office

6 July 2015 - 27 November 2017
President Robert Mugabe
Sydney Sekeramayi
Position merged
Minister of Home Affairs

August 2002 - 6 July 2015
Serving with Giles Mutsekwa (2009-2013)
President Robert Mugabe
Morgan Tsvangirai
Ignatius Chombo
Personal details
Born (1949-11-15) 15 November 1949 (age 68)
Beitbridge, Southern Rhodesia
Political party ZANU-PF
Spouse(s) Tambudzani Muleya Budagi (m. 1981-2017)
Children 6

Kembo Dugish Campbell Mohadi (born 15 November 1949)[2] is one of two Vice-Presidents of Zimbabwe since 28 December 2017.[3] He briefly served as the Minister of Defence, Security and War Veterans in 2017. Previously he was Minister of State for National Security in the President's Office from 2015 to 2017 and Minister of Home Affairs from 2002 to 2015.[4]

Political career

Having previously served as Deputy Minister of Local Government, he was appointed as Minister of Home Affairs in August 2002.[5]

Mohadi was nominated by ZANU-PF as its candidate for the House of Assembly seat from Beitbridge East constituency, in Matabeleland South, in the March 2008 parliamentary election.[6] According to official results he won the seat by a large margin, receiving 4,741 votes against 2,194 for Muranwa Siphuma of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) faction led by Morgan Tsvangirai and 1,101 votes for Ncube Lovemore of the MDC faction led by Arthur Mutambara.[7]

Following the swearing in of the Morgan Tsvangirai-led unity government in February 2009, Mohadi shared the Home Affairs ministry with Giles Mutsekwa of the MDC-T, as stipulated by the SADC arbitration in late 2008. After Mugabe won re-election in July 2013, Mohadi was re-appointed as sole Minister of Home Affairs on 10 September 2013.[8]

President Mugabe moved Mohadi to the post of Minister of National Security on 6 July 2015.[9] On 30 November 2017 he was appointed Minister of Defence, Security and War Veterans by Mugabe's successor, Emmerson Mnangagwa.

He was appointed as the Vice-President of the ZANU-PF political party on 23 December 2017 and sworn in as Second Vice-President of Zimbabwe on 28 December, 2017.[10][11] Acting chief secretary to the President and Cabinet Justin Mupamhanga issued a statement on the following day that Mohadi had been appointed in charge of the National Peace and Reconciliation portfolio.[12]

Assassination attempt

On June 23, 2018, an explosion at a campaign rally in Bulawayo hospitalized Mohadi, in what the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation called an assassination attempt.[13][14]


  1. ^ "Mnangagwa Appoints Coup Plotters to Key Ministries in Recycled Mugabe Cabinet". Voice of America. 
  2. ^ Profile of Kembo Mohadi
  3. ^ Share, Felex (2017-12-29). "Chiwenga, Mohadi sworn-in as VPs". Nehanda Radio. Retrieved . 
  4. ^ "Parliament of Zimbabwe". Archived from the original on 18 March 2009. Retrieved . 
  5. ^ "Zimbabwe: New government without Makoni", SADOCC, 25 August 2002.
  6. ^ "Zimbabwe: Zanu-PF Names Poll Candidates", The Herald, 15 February 2008.
  7. ^ "Zimbabwe election results 2008" Archived 5 April 2008 at the Wayback Machine.,, 31 March 2008.
  8. ^ "President Mugabe Appoints New Cabinet", The Herald, 10 September 2013.
  9. ^ "Chombo, Moyo, Tyson reassigned", The Herald, 7 July 2015.
  10. ^
  11. ^ "Former army chief Constantino Chiwenga sworn in as Zimbabwe's vice-president". Agence-France Presse. The Straits Times. 28 December 2017. 
  12. ^ "Zimbabwe VP Chiwenga appointed defense minister". Xinhua News Agency. 29 December 2017. 
  13. ^ The Associated Press (June 24, 2018). "Zim blast: VP Mohadi injured in the leg, taken to hospital". News24. State television immediately cut its broadcast. The broadcaster, ZBC, later reported that Vice President Kembo Mohadi was injured in the leg and taken to a local hospital. 
  14. ^ Agence France-Presse (June 23, 2018). "One of Mnangagwa's VPs injured in Zim explosion: state TV". News24. "In news just received Vice President Kembo Mohadi, Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri the Zanu-PF chairperson and political commissar Engelbert Rugeje were injured in the explosion," Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) said. 

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