What is Constantino Chiwenga net worth?
|Net Worth||$20 million|
|Date of Birth||25 August 1956|
|known for||First Vice-President of Zimbabwe|
Constantino Chiwenga net worth 2023: Constantino Guveya Dominic Nyikadzino Chiwenga is a Zimbabwean politician and former army general currently serving, since 2017, as the First Vice-President of Zimbabwe under President Emmerson Mnangagwa. In August 2020, he added the Heath Ministry to his portfolio. Constantino Chiwenga net worth is $20 million. keep reading to find more.
Chiwenga was born in 1956 in Wedza District of Mashonaland East Province. He was educated up to O Level at St Mary’s Mission in Hwedza, together with former students: Perrance Shiri, later Air Marshal, and Shungurirai, later Brigadier General and Commander Mechanised Brigade.
Chiwenga went on to earn a PhD in Ethics from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2015. On 29 July 2016, he changed his name to Constantino Guveya Dominic Nyikadzino Chiwenga.
Chiwenga has been married and divorced several times. In 1998 he married Jocelyn Jacobsen with a divorce in 2012.
There were no children from his marriage to Jacobsen. In 2011 he married Marry (Mary) Mubaiwa, a former model, while still married to Jacobsen. In 2012 Marry bore their first child, a son, and a year later she bore a girl.
In 2019, suffering from an undisclosed ailment, Chiwenga checked into a South African hospital. A fracus arose when his wife Marry visited him. She was later charged with attempted murder.
In December 2019 Chiwenga filed for divorce from Marry.
Career in the Zimbabwe military
In 1981 he was attested to the newly formed Zimbabwe National Army as a brigadier commanding First Brigade in Bulawayo. He was later promoted to the rank of major general and reverted to his original name of Constantine Chiwenga.
In the early 1980s after failing basic Officers course at the Zimbabwe Staff College he bribed a junior officer to give him answers for practical Intermediate Staff Course. It is alleged that he accepted a green coded paper with suggested solutions which are available only after the exam.
Chiwenga was expelled from the course after refusing to name the junior officer who had given him the paper. He then went on to shoot himself through the right shoulder in an attempt to end his life and was admitted at Parirenyatwa Hospital in Harare.
On the formation of Zimbabwe Defence forces (ZDF) in 1994 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General and was appointed commander of the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA). Upon the retirement of General Vitalis Zvinavashe in 2004, he was promoted to the rank of Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces.
He is the chairman of the Joint Operations Command, which comprises the commanders of ZNA, Prison Services, Central Intelligence Organisation, Zimbabwe Republic Police and the Air Force of Zimbabwe. He participated actively during the Zimbabwe land reform programme, and is a beneficiary of the land seizures with a thriving farm near Harare.
He and his wife are also on the sanction list for those Zimbabwean officials not allowed to enter European Union and the United States. He retired from the army on 19 December.
On 28 December 2017 Constantino Chiwenga was sworn in as co-vice president of the Republic of Zimbabwe, serving together with former Security minister Kembo Mohadi. He was appointed as the Minister of Defence and War Veterans Affairs on the next day.
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Chiwenga was appointed Minister of Health and Child Care in August 2020. He succeeded Obadiah Moyo who was sacked a month earlier over corruption in awarding coronavirus testing contracts.
Member of Parliament Tendai Biti said the appointment violates the constitution, which says the Vice President is not allowed to hold any other public office.
Chiwenga inherited a corruption-ridden department with a disorganized response to the covid-19 pandemic.
Constantino Chiwenga Net Worth
Constantino Chiwenga net worth is $20 million. Since 2017, he has also been the Vice President and Second Secretary of the ruling Zimbabwean African National Union–Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) jointly serving with Kembo Mohadi.
In 2017, he, among others, managed to successfully topple Zimbabwe’s President of 37 years Robert Mugabe in a bloodless coup.