Victoria Chitepo was a politician and member of the Zanu-PF Central Committee. She was the wife of the late liberation war fighter, Herbert Chitepo.

Victoria Chitepo
Victoria Chitepo
Born March 27, 1928
Died April 8, 2016 (aged 88)
Nationality Zimbabwe
  • Politician
Employer Zanu-PF
Known for Spouse of Herbert Chitepo
Political party Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front
Spouse(s) Herbert Chitepo
Children Dr. Thokozile Chitepo, Zanele Chitepo



She married Herbert Chitepo in Durban on November 29, 1955.

Political Career

During Zimbabwe's struggle for independence, Chitepo organised women to march in protest and co-ordinated care for detainees who were in prisons in places such as Marondera and Sikhombela.[1] From 1980 to 1982 Chitepo was Deputy Minister for Education and Culture. She was then appointed Minister of National Resources and Tourism in 1982 and served in that position until 1990. From 1990 to 1992 she served as Minister for Information, Post and Telecommunications and Minister of Local Government. She also served as Member of Parliament in Manicaland’s Mutasa and Buhera West Constituencies between 1980 and 1995.

Other Positions Held


Chitepo passed away on 8 April 2016. She is survived by four children and grandchildren.She was declared a national hero and laid to rest at the National Heroes Acre in Harare.


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  1. Victoria Chitepo found dead, The Herald, Published:9 April 2016 , Retrieved: 10 April 2016