12 Things You Should Know About Zimbabwe’s Joice Mujuru

Written by Keren Mikva


She married the deputy commander-in-chief of the ZANLA

In 1977, Mujuru married Solomon Mujuru, known as “Rex Nhongo” –a name that represented his cunning in battle. At the time he was deputy commander in chief of the ZANLA. They were married until his death in 2011 in a house fire. The circumstances of the fire have been deemed suspicious and were never fully investigated. Since his death,  his estate remain in dispute. Matters are complicated by his 20 children with different women and two official wives — Joice Mujuru and Faith Juta.