Phelekezela Mphoko

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Phelekezela Mphoko
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Vice-President of Zimbabwe
In office
12 December 2014[1] – 27 November 2017[2]
PresidentRobert Mugabe
Preceded byJohn Nkomo
Succeeded byKembo Mohadi
Personal details
Born (1940-06-11) 11 June 1940 (age 82)
Gwizane, Southern Rhodesia
(now Zimbabwe)
Political partyZANU–PF (until 2017)
Independent (since 2017)
Spouse(s)Laurinda Mphoko
ChildrenSiqokoqela (son)
Sikhumbuzo (daughter)
Siduduzo (daughter)
ParentsMahlwempu Mphoko
Muntu-omubi Mphoko

Report Phelekezela Mphoko (born 11 June 1940) is a Zimbabwean politician, diplomat, businessman and former military commander. He was Vice-President of Zimbabwe from 2014 until 2017.

Legally, Mphoko was the acting President of Zimbabwe from 21–24 November 2017, however, as he was not in the country at the time, official standing on this is unclear.[3][4][5][6] Mphoko's term as vice-president was ended by President Emmerson Mnangagwa following the dissolution of the cabinet on 27 November 2017.[7]

References[change | change source]

  3. eDuzeNet. "Mphoko is the Acting President for now." Bulawayo24 News. Retrieved 2018-06-08.
  4. "Experts clear the air on succession". The Herald. Retrieved 2018-06-08.
  5. "Zimbabwe has 'phantom-like' acting president". News24. Archived from the original on 2017-12-01. Retrieved 2018-06-08.
  6. "Where is Mphoko, legally the acting President?". The Zimbabwe Mail. 2017-11-22. Retrieved 2018-06-08.
  7. "President dissolves Cabinet". The Herald. Retrieved 2018-06-08.