Gugu Mahlangu

Gugu N. Mahlangu, MSc, MBA, MPS

Gugu Nolwandle Mahlangu is the current Director-General of the Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe and a pharmacist by profession.

Ms Mahlangu gained her initial professional experience in hospital pharmacy and community pharmacy management. However most of her 30 working years have been spent in the arena of medicines regulation. She has served the Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe and its predecessor the Drugs Control Council in various technical and managerial capacities culminating in her appointment as Director-General in 2012. Ms Mahlangu has been involved in the regulation of the professions first as the pharmacist member of the Health Professions Council and then as the first chairperson of the Pharmacists Council.

She is a member and past President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Zimbabwe, former Chairperson of the Medical Research Council of Zimbabwe and a former board member of the National Pharmaceutical Company.  She has been actively involved in harmonisation of regulatory activities regionally and continentally, particularly with respect to capacity development for NRAs. She is a member of the WHO Expert Advisory Panel on Drug Evaluation, sits on a number of WHO Expert Committees and chaired the Task Team to establish the African Medicines Agency (AMA).

Contact details:

Gugu N Mahlangu, Director-General, Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe
106 Baines Avenue, P O Box 10559, Harare. Zimbabwe

Mobile: +263 772303178