Ndabaningi Nick Mangwana is a politician, political analyst, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Publicity and a member of Zanu-PF. He was the chairperson of Zanu-PF U.K chapter.

Nick Mangwana
Nick Mangwana
Nick Mangwana
Residence United Kingdom
Nationality Zimbabwean
Organization Zanu-PF
Known for Being the Zanu-PF representative in the UK, Europe
Relatives Nick Mangwana

Mangwana was popular with his column View from the diaspora which is published in the local paper, The Herald before moving to Zimbabwe. As the Chairperson of the UK Chapter he was reported to have led the establishment of Zanu-PF structures within the UK and headed the task-force that engaged with the British Government on the issue of sanctions against Zimbabwe[1]In November 2017, when the Zimbabwe Defence Forces took over the country, Nick released a video saying that Grace Mugabe was still in the country, despite other reports indicating that she had left the country.

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Background

Nick Mangwana is married to Priscilla, the couple has two boys. He is reported to have been raised by strong supporters of Zanu- PF, firstly his father Mabasa Mangwana who was senior in the Party Structures in Mashava, and secondly by his brother Munyaradzi Paul Mangwana who is a member of Zanu-PF. Ndabaningi Nick Mangwana is a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators. He works as a Corporate Governance Consultant and Quality Improvement Manager in the NHS. He is also a political analyst of African politics where he writes under the name Nick Mangwana. He produces two articles on politics and governance each week for a daily newspaper and one weekly political journal.

Political Career

It was reported that Mangwana was involved in the Kadoma Zanu-PF Youth Structures in the late 1990s before his departure to the United Kingdom. In the UK, Mangwana was reported to have remained vocal about the Party. Nick Mangwana was reported to have led the group that sought permission from the British Government for Zanu- PF to operate openly as a political party in the UK.[1]

November 2017

Zanu-PF representative in the UK, Nick Mangawana was reported to have indicated that First Lady Grace Mugabe contributed to the situation in Zimbabwe by undermining the command of the defense forces and using youth rallies to address personal issues. Mangwana released a video contrary to reports that Mrs. Mugabe was still in Zimbabwe.[2]

Zanu-PF UK Representative Says Zimbabwe First Lady Contributed to Military Action

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ndabaniningi Nick Mangwana, Zanu PF UK, Published:4 October 2016 , Retrieved: 16 November 2017
  2. Zanu-PF UK Representative Says Zimbabwe First Lady Contributed to Military Action, 'VOA', Published:16 November 2017 , Retrieved:16 November 2017