|Real Name/Full Name||Philip Chiyangwa|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Philip Chiyangwa|
|Birth Place:||Chegutu, Zimbabwe|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||23 February 1959|
|Age/How Old:||64 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 179 cm |
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 10″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 89 Kg|
In Pounds – 196 lbs
|Parents Name:||Father – Divaris Makaharis |
Mother – Marita Mandivenga
|School:||St. Francis Secondary School|
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Elizabeth Jama (m. 1986, div. 2018)|
|Kids/Children Name:||Ellen Venessa, Edmund, Brian, and Bruce|
|Net Worth:||$1.2 Billion|
|Last Updated:||March 2023|
Philip Chiyangwa is a popular politician from Zimbabwe and has served in the government for some time. He was first elected during the 2000 elections to represent the district of Chinhoyi. However, in 2004, he was charged with disclosing the state’s secrets and also breaching the official secrets act. He was appointed as the head of the Zimbabwe football association, but this led to controversy. He has also been associated with several land disputes.
Biography and Early Life
Philip Chiyangwa was born on 23 February 1959 in Chegutu in Zimbabwe. He is the son of Marita Mandivenga and Divaris Makaharis. He was born together with thirteen other siblings. The former president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, is his relative.
Chiyangwa attended Chegutu Primary School and later joined St. Francis Secondary School, where he graduated from. He obtained his different professional qualifications from different institutions in Zimbabwe and worldwide.
Personal Life: Wives, Wife, Divorce, Kids, etc.
Chiyangwa has been married twice but is now divorced. He was first married to Elizabeth Jama in 1986, and later, their marriage solidified through the court in 1988. Their first daughter, Ellen Vanessa, was born in 1986, and then their second daughter, Mitchelle Martha, was born in 1989. Elizabeth filed for a divorce in 2013 but was finalized in 2018.
Saniso Katerere claimed to have been married to Chiyangwa in the community in 1993. Their divorce process started in 2020. He has three more children, Edmund, Brian, and Bruce.
Is Philip Chiyangwa Gay?
No. Philip is straight as far as sexual orientation is concerned. He is neither gay nor bisexual and has never had any of such rumors. He has been married twice and has five children. He has kept his personal life away from the limelight after his last breakup with his second wife.
Philip started his professional journey in the 1980s as an entrepreneur. He promoted boxing and music groups and also ran a secretarial and accounting agency. He owned a tourist complex in the 1990s and several manufacturing and engineering companies. He also became the president of Zimbabwe’s Affirmative Action Group during this time.
His wealth continued to increase as he set up Native Africa Investment Ltd. He dealt with footwear, steel fabrications, and metal engineering. Another of his company is Pinnacle Property Holding, where he invested in real estate together with Philip Chiyangwa Family Trust.
He started his political career in 2000 after he was first elected for Zimbabwe’s parliament. He is a member of Zanu-PF. He was a representative of the district of Chinhoyi. He was accused of sharing the state’s secrets and thus charged with breaching the Official Secrets Act in 2004. He was removed from this seat in 2005 and could not run a position in the 2005 elections. He returned to politics in 2018 for Zanu-PF as a representative for the Zvimba South Constituency. He was later elected to the National Assembly on 30 July 2018.
With his increased influence, he became the president of ZIFA, a football club. Although he has maintained visibility on social media, Zimbabwe was banned from World Cup after failing to honor payment to the coaching staff. Under Chinyangwa’s tenure, Zimbabwe did not secure any international competition. He left ZIFA and joined COSAFA as the regional president.
He faced various controversies, including making several false representations of his FIFA status and embezzled funds for up to $2 million. He has also been accused of corruption, fraud, and embezzlement by ZIFA. He was banned for life by Zimbabwe Football Association for bringing Zimbabwean football into disputes.
Awards and Achievements
Philip Chinyangwa has not shared any information concerning the awards he could have received throughout his career. He is, however, very famous, and his political career has been very successful.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Philip Chinyangwa in 2023
Chinyangwa has accumulated a wealth of over $1.2 Billion. His assets are estimated to be not less than $200,000 from his own claiming. Being a nephew of the former president of Zimbabwe, he was able to use his position to access numerous opportunities and wealth.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- The former president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, is his uncle.
- Philip Chiyangwa has married two times, and both marriages are divorced
Philip Chinyangwa has been a famous politician in Zimbabwe, although, at some time, he had to step down after facing some controversies. He has also been a successful entrepreneur who owned various companies in Zimbabwe. Besides political controversies, he was involved in land disputes and football controversy when he was the president of ZIFA.