Staff Profile

/Dr Edwina Muleya


  • D/Tech Chemistry (Vaal University of Technology, South Africa, 2014)
  • MSc Analytical Chemistry (University of Zimbabwe, 2005)
  • Post Grad Dip. Educational Technology (University of Zimbabwe, 1997)
  • Grad C.E, (University of Zimbabwe, 1987); BSc General, (University of Zimbabwe, 1981)
  • BSc General (University of Zimbabwe 1981)

Research Interests:

  • Natural Products Research
  • Water Analysis,
  •  Environmental Chemistry
  •  Materials Recycling and Ceramics
  • Mineral processing

Current Research

  • An investigation into the seasonal variation of the Zvishavane, Zimbabwe Underground and Portable Water Quality.
  • Preliminary investigation into the groundwater quality of the Gomututu Community of Mberengwa, Zimbabwe followed by identification of a suitable water treatment technology.
  • A survey of medicinal plants from Zvishavane market and rural areas used to treat various ailments

Membership to Associations

  • Association of Metallurgical Laboratory Managers,Zimbabwe(AMLM)
  • South African Chemical Institute (SACI)
  • South African Association of. Botanists (SAAB )


  1. E. Muleya and F. Chiumira (2008) An Assessment of effluent treatment to reduce heavy metal levels in effluent from a battery manufacturing concern. Aspects of African Biodiversity. Proceedings of the Pan africa Chemistry Network Biodiversity Conference. Edited by Jacob Midiwo and John Clough. RSC Publishing pp138-142
  2. F. Mtunzi, E. Muleya, J. Modise, A. Sipamla and E. Dikio (2012)Heavy Metals Content of Some Medicinal Plants from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.Pakistan Journal of Nutrition 11 (9): 757-761,
  3. E. Muleya, A.S. Ahmed, A.M. Sipamla and F.M. Mtunzi (2014) Free Radical Scavenging and Antibacterial Activity of Crude Extracts from Selected Plants of Medicinal Value Used in Zululand Pakistan Journal of Nutrition 13 (1): 38-42.
  4. Muleya, E., Ahmed, A. S., Sipamla A M., Mtunzi F. M., Mutatu, W. (2014)  “Evaluation of anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative properties Artemisia afra, Gunnera perpensa and Eucomis autumnalis in Mabandla community South Africa.” Journal of Food Science and Nutrition 4:312
  5. Muleya, E., Ahmed, A. S., Sipamla A M., Mtunzi F. M., Mutatu, W. (2015) An investigation of the pharmacological properties of extracts of Pomaria sandersonii (Fabaceae), Pentanisia prunelloides (Rubiaceae) and Alepidea amatymbica (Apiaceae) using in vitro assays. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy) 6(1) pp 1-8
  6. Nyakubaya Keith, Muleya Eddwina and Mutatu Washington (2016) Selective Froth Floatation concentration of antimonite ore from a mixture of antimony, lead and arsenic ores. International Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences (IJEAS) 3:5 pp 25-29
  7. Book Publication: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing. (Accepted September 2015)
  8. Title: Evaluation of biological activities of nine anti-inflammatory medicinal plants and characterization of antimicrobial compounds from Pomaria sandersonii and Alepidea amatymbica.ISBN 978-3-659-69088-4
  9. Bridget Parirenyatwa, Eddwina Muleya and Washington Mutatu(2015) Recombinantly produced phenylalanine aminomutase (PAM) show increased activity in E. coli  grown under light illumination. Journal of Biological and Food Science Research. ISSN22777-0828, Vol 2, Issue 2 pp25-32
  10. I. S.Mpofu, E. Muleya, W. Mutatu.  (2016) Optimization of Lead Electrodeposition FromLeachant of Lead Laden Cupels. Open Access Library Journal Vol 3 pp1-10

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