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Timon S. Sam MANGWAZU Edit Profile

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Timon MANGWAZU, diplomatist. Medal, Malawi Repub; Medal, Knight; Order of Merit of Fed.


MANGWAZU, Timon was born on October 12, 1933 in Kasungu. Son of Sam Isaac Mangwazu and Malita Nyankhata.


Degree in politics and economics, Ruskin College, Oxford, England, 1962. Bachelor in Politics and Economics, Brasenose College, Oxford, 1972. Master of Arts, Brasenose College, Oxford, 1976.


Clerk, Giant Mine, Gadzema, Zimbabwe, 1954-1955; teacher, Methodist Primary School, Hartley, Zimbabwe, 1955; civil servant, 1956-1963; ambassador, Federal Republic Germany Embassy, Bonn, 1964-1967; ambassador, Austria, Sweden, Norway, The Netherlands, Switzerland, 1964-1967; ambassador, Portuguese Embassy, 1967-1969; ambassador, The Vatican Embassy, 1968-1969; ambassador, The European Economics Cmty., Belgium and The Netherlands, 1973-1978; ambassador, Republic of South Africa Embassy, Lesotho, 1982-1984; ambassador, United States and United Nations, Washington, 1985-1988; president, United Nations Development Program, 1988; coordinator, NATCAP Project, 1989-1992; interim president, then president, Malawi National Democratic Party, since 1993; minister, Ministry Economics Planning and Development, Malawi, 1994; minister, Ministry of Housing, Lilongwe, Malawi, since 1994. Deputy managing director Press Group of Companies, 1978-1979, group managing director, 1980-1981. Member many international conferences in field.


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Married Nelly Kathewera in 1958.

Sam Isaac Mangwazu

Malita Nyankhata

Nelly Kathewera