Author: Kudakwashe Maleka

Former President of Zimbabwe (late) Robert Gabriel Mugabe accused Joice Mujuru for plotting to kill him

On this day in 2014, the late former President of Zimbabwe Robert Gabriel Mugabe blamed Mujuru for corruption and plotting to kill him. Misheck Sibanda asserted that RG Mugabe exercised his authority by releasing the honourable Joice Mujuru with immediate effect. Mrs Mujuru responded with denying the claim that was pondered to her by saying […]

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Alex Magaisa a UK based Zimbabwean academic and law lecturer was born

On this day in 1975, a United Kingdom based Zimbabwean lecturer Alex Tawanda Magaisa was born. Magaisa is an Academic and Lecturer of law at the Kent Law School of the University of Kent. He served as Advisor of the then Prime Minister of Zimbabwe Morgan Tsvangirai from 2012-2013. Magaisa had been working as a […]

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The United African National Council (UANC), a Rhodesian political party, was established

On this day in 1974, the leaders of the four African nationalist groups signed the Lusaka Declaration which pave way for the formation of the Rhodesian political party, that is, the United African National Council (UANC) which was headed by the Late Bishop Abel Muzorewa.

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Zimbabwean actor, Munya Chidzonga was born

On this day in 1983, Zimbabwean actor Munya Chidzonga was born in Harare. Chidzonga is a former Big brother Africa housemate and had represented Zimbabwe during the third season of the show where he finished at third place on Day 91 after receiving 1/13 votes to win.

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The late Rhodesian racing driver John Love was born

On this day in 1924, the late Rhodesian racing driver John Love was born in Bulawayo. He participated in 10 Formula One World Championship Prix that took place on 29 December 1962 and achieved one podium in a total of six championship points. Ater completing a lot of evens outside Rhodesia, in 1947 he came […]

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Former Minister of Finance, Patrick Chinamasa, presented the first post Mugabe era budget

On this day in 2018, the former minister of finance, Patrick Chinamasa stood in parliament to present the first budget of the Mugabe-era. In his speech, he pledged broad spending cuts and suggested the end in most sectors to the Mugabe policy of, ‘indegenization’, which forced business the transition of majority ownership.

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Nine students were arrested at Morgan Zintec Teachers College and charged for promoting public violence

On this day in 2020, students gathered on campus in a bid to protest the university conclusion of requiring students to repeat the 2019-2020 academic year. In violating section 37 of Zimbabwe’s Criminal Law act which prohibits meeting with the purpose of promoting public violence, resulted in nine of them to be arrested.

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The late Zimbabwea politician Dumiso Dabengwa was born

On this day in 1939, the late Zimbabwean politician Dumiso Dabengwa was born in Bulawayo. He served as the head of Zimbabwe People’s Revolutionary Army (ZIPRA) intelligence during the Rhodesian Bush War. In 1982 he was charged for perdifying his country and was set free in 1983 due to lack of clear evidence. From 1992 […]

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The late African Jazz Prince Kudakwashe Musarurwa was born

On this day in 1988, Zimbabwean African Jazz singer, song writer and a producer Kudakwashe Prince Musarurwa was born. After finishing school he went to Zimbabwe College of Music. Musarurwa’s passion in music increased as supported when he associated himself with men of influence, the likes of Pah Chihera. In 2011 he recorded his first […]

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The late Zimbabwean politician and former vice President Joseph Msika was born

On this day in 1923, Zimbabwean politician Joseph Wilfred Msika was born in Chiweshe Reserve, Mazoe district. In 1961, he was involved in the organisation of a successful strike. Being the reason, he lost his job and decided to set up his own business in which he started with the selling of groceries. In 1959, […]

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Zimbawean footballer Cephas Chimedza was born

On this day in 1984, Belgium based footballer Cephas Chimedza was born in Zimbabwe. Cephas Chimedza played and excelled for both Harare giants Dynamos and CAPS United in a career spanning nine years. In 2006, he was the member of the Zimbabwean African Nations Cup team and he finished bottom on their group in the […]

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Zimbabwean diplomat, Mike Nicholas Sango was born

On this day in 1955, a Zimbabwean diplomat, brigadier and Zimbabwe’s ambassador to Russia was born. Sango served in the Zimbabwe Liberation War as a member of the ZANLA from 1975 to 1980. He was attested in the army and had held copious high level posts. To add, he holds a Masters in International Relations […]

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Zimbabwean author and former human rights lawyer Peter Godwin was born

On this day in 1957, Peter Godwin was born in Salisbury, Zimbabwe. Godwin studied law at Cambridge University and international relations at Oxford. He was given an award winning foreign correspondent, author, documentary-maker and screenwriter.

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Zimbabwe signed the Mine Ban Treaty

On this day in 1997, the Republic of Zimbabwe signed the Mine Ban which was endorsed on 18 June 1998 and become a State policy on 1 March 1999.

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The late Zimbabwean writer Charles Mungoshi was born

On this day in 1947, the late Zimbabwean writer, Charles Mungoshi was born. Mungoshi’s works included short stories and novels in both Shona and English. As a poetry writer, he wrote about post-colonial oppression in Africa. In 1992 Mungoshi won Noma Award and the Commonwealth Writers Prize (Africa Region) twice in the years 1988 and […]

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