Shuvai Mahofa was a Zimbabwean politician and a member of Zanu-PF where she was part of the politburo. She was the current senator for Gutu and Minister of state for Masvingo Province.

Shuvai Mahofa
Born Shuvai Mahofa
  • Politician
Organization Zanu-PF
Known for Being a politician.



She is widowed with four children and 27 grand children.[1]


She was a member of the National Democratic Party from 1959- 1960 and joined ZAPU in 1961. She joined Zanu-PF in 1979 and has been a member to date. From 1976 to 1979 she was Zanu war collaborator. After independence she was elected Member of Parliament Gutu South a position she held from 1985-2008. she also served as Deputy Minister of Women Affairs. While she was member of parliament she chaired a number of Committees including Youth and Gender Committees. Mahofa served in Political Affairs as well as Youth Affairs.[1]

Alleged Poisoning

She was taken to hospital ill after the ZANU-PF congress held in Victoria Falls in December 2015 following suspected food poisoning. Zanu-PF however dismissed such allegations.[2] She spent nearly three months in a private South African hospital, and only resumed her duties in April 2016. But, close family members dismissed the food poisoning narrative as false, saying she had a chronic heart and kidney problem. At the 2016 conference held at the Masvingo showgrounds, Mahofa was often seen driving home each time food was being served in the VVIP tent.[3]


Mahofa died on August 14 2017.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 HON MAHOFA SHUVAI, Parliament of Zimbabwe, published: No Date Given, retrieved: May 25, 2017
  2. Shuvai Mahofa makes Politburo return, Financial Gazette, published: April 6, 2016, retrieved: May 25, 2017
  3. Tatenda Chitagu, ‘Poisoned’ Mahofa avoids conference food, NewsDay, published: December 21, 2016, retrieved: May 25, 2017