Frederick Shava is a Zimbabwean politician and a member of the Zanu-PF who has worked as a Zimbabwean ambassador to China, a consultant on Zimbabwe’s Parliamentary reform, Minister of State for Political Affairs in 1987 and Minister of Labour, Manpower Planning and Development from 1981 to 1986. He is currently the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Zimbabwe to the United Nations in New York and was elected as President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council on 28 July 2016. During his tenure as State Minister, Shava was implicated in the Willowgate Scandal.

Dr
Frederick Shava
Born Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava
Nationality Zimbabwean
Occupation
  • Politician
  • Diplomat
Organization Zanu-PF
Known for Being an Zimbabwean Ambassador

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Education

Shava holds a Doctor of Philosophy and a Master of Philosophy in parasitology from Royal Holloway College; a Master of Science in nematology from Imperial College; and a Bachelor of Science in biology from University of Zimbabwe.[1]

Political Career

From 1981 to 1986 he was the Minister of Labour, Manpower Planning and Development before being appointed the Minister of State for Political Affairs in 1987. From 2003 to 2004, Ambassador Shava was a consultant on Zimbabwe’s Parliamentary reform. He was also Zimbabwe's ambassador to China since 2007 before he was appointed the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Zimbabwe to the United Nations in New York by President Robert Mugabe in 2014 taking over from Chitsaka Chipaziwa. He was appointed the President of the Economic and Social Council on 28 July 2016.[1]



Scandal

Willowgate Scandal

Shava was implicated in the Willowgate Scandal by the Sandura Commission which was headed by former Judge President Wilson Sandura. Then Minister of State, Shava, had bought and sold so many vehicles that the Sandura commission criticized him for "behaving like a car dealer," because he made about $70,000 in a year.[2]

He resigned after having given false testimony to the commission investigating the affair. Shava said he stepped down because he had embarrassed the government and especially Mugabe,
I failed him. My conscience does not allow me to continue in this office of high esteem.
[3]


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 New Permanent Representative of Zimbabwe Presents Credentials, United Nations, published: September 19, 2014, retrieved: September 19, 2016 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "UN" defined multiple times with different content
  2. MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, Uproar in Zimbabwe : Just for Once, Corruption's a Real Scandal, LA Times, Published: 20 April 1989, Retrieved: 9 September 2016
  3. Karl Maier, Outcry Over Corruption Shakes Zimbabwe Ruling Party, The Christian Science Monitor, published: March 14, 1989, retrieved: September 19, 2016