Dr. Zanetor Agyeman Rawlings

Dr. Zanetor Agyeman Rawlings

From Medicine to Politics, a Journey of Challenges and Ambition


01 June 1978

Early Life and Education

Growing up in the first family, Zanetor Rawlings led a somewhat sheltered life until 1998 when her involvement in romantic relationships brought her into the public eye. These relationships led to accusations of human rights violations, particularly against her mother. One incident involved her boyfriend, Selassie O'Sullivan-Djentuh, who was reportedly arrested, detained at the Osu Castle (the presidential seat at the time), and subjected to a disturbing ordeal of having his head shaved with a broken bottle. These events exposed her to media scrutiny and criticism at a young age.

Dr. Zanetor Agyeman Rawlings, was born on June 1, 1978, in Accra, Ghana. Zanetor received her early education at North Ridge Lyceum and Achimota School in Ghana. Later, in 1995, she enrolled in Wesley Girls High School in Cape Coast. Continuing her academic pursuits, she pursued tertiary education at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, where she earned her medical degree.


29 June 2000

Career Path

After completing her medical education, Zanetor Rawlings worked as a doctor in General Practice. However, she embarked on a new path in politics, driven by her affiliation with the NDC, the party founded by her father. Seeking to become a legislator for the Klottey Korle constituency, she participated in the NDC primaries.


29 June 2023

Personal Life and Challenges

Zanetor Rawlings's personal life has faced its share of challenges and legal disputes. She is reported to have children with two men, one Ghanaian and one Scottish. Her Ghanaian partner, Herbert Mensah, a former football coach, filed a custody suit against her in a Juvenile court, citing denial of access to their children since their relocation to Ghana.


29 June 2023

Humanitarian Work and Political Ambitions

In 2015, Zanetor Rawlings was appointed as the station Ambassador by TV3 Network to raise funds for the victims of the June 3rd flood disaster in Accra. This event, which claimed the lives of over 150 people and caused significant damage, served as a platform that some speculated was used to launch her political career. However, she denied leveraging the humanitarian work for personal political gain.


29 June 2023

Political Challenges and Controversies

Following her victory in the NDC primaries, Zanetor Rawlings faced legal challenges regarding her eligibility to run for the position of Member of Parliament (MP). The court questioned her lack of a valid voter's identification card, which is a constitutional requirement for someone aspiring to hold the office.

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