Category: Birthdays

Former Finance Minister of Zimbabwe and ruling ZANU-PF member Ignatius Chombo was born

On this day in 1952, politician Ignatius Morgen Chiminya Chombo was born in the Marondera District of Zimbabwe. Chombo served in the cabinet of Zimbabwe for 15 years under the late president Robert Mugabe. In October 2017, he was appointed Minister of Finance and Economic Development in a cabinet reshuffle and in November, was expelled […]

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The late blind songwriter and musician Paul Matavire was born in the Maranda, Mwenezi District of Zimbabwe

On this day in 1961, the late artist Paul Mataire was born in Zimbabwe. He lost his eyesight to glaucoma at a young age. Matavire began his music career in the 1980s when he joined the Jiros Jiri Band at the Jairos Jiri Rehabilitation Center in Bulawayo, he then led the group. His music gained […]

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Former ZINASU leader and politician Joana Mamombe was born

On this day in 1993,politician Joana Ruvimbo Mamombe was born in Harare, Zimbabwe. Mamombe is a member of the MDC political party and member of parliament for Harare West constituency. She is known for her strong political opinions in parliament. However, she has had several clashes with the law recently.

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United Family Church pastor and gospel artist Michael Mahendere was born

On this day in 1983, an award winning gospel artist minister Michael Mahendere was born in Zimbabwe. Mahendere began his music career at a tender age together with his brothers in a group called Mahendere Brothers. He married Vimbai Mahendere (Nyatsambo) in 2011.

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Founder of the Zimbabwe Assemblies of God Africa/Forward in Faith Ministries Ezekiel Handinawangu Guti was born. He is also the founder and chancellor of Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University in Bindura

On this day in 1923, religious leader, philanthropist and chancellor Archibishop Ezekiel Handinawangu Guti was born in Chipinge, Zimbabwe. E.H Guti is married to Prophetess Eunor Guti, they had a son who died in 2017. Archibishop Guti founded his church (ZAOGA/ FIF), which has branches worldwide. He has also established hospitals, schools, tertiary institutions as […]

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Former Minister of Information and Publicity and ZANU-PF Central Committee member Dr Sikhanyiso Ndhlovu was born

On this day in 1937, Zimbabwe politician and educationist Dr Sikhanyiso Duke Ndlovu was born. He was the Deputy Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education in 1995 to 2000 and in 2007 he was appointed Minister of Information and Publicity. At the time of his death in 2016, he was the Chairman of the Zimbabwe […]

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Former Association Soccer coach and player Sunday Chidzambwa was born

On this day in 1952, former football coach and player Sunday Marimo Chidzambwa was born in Enkeldoorn (Chivhu), Zimbabwe. Chidzambwa played for Dynamos as defender where he won five league championships and also for Zimbabwe at international level in the FIFA world cup qualifying match in 1980. After retiring as a player, he managed several […]

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Former Minister of Youth Development, Indegenisation and Empowerment Francis Nhema was born

On this day in 1959, politician Francis Nhema was born in Shurugwi, Zimbabwe. Francis Nhema became active in politics in 1975 and was a member of ZANU-PF. Under the Government of National Unity, he was appointed minister on Environment and Tourism (2009-2013). In 2013, he was appointed Minister of Youth Development, Indegenisation and Empowerment, he […]

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Former vice-president of Zimbabwe Joice Mujuru was born

On this day in 1955, politician Joice Mujuru (born Runaida Mugari) was born in Mt Darwin in Zimbabwe. Mujuru joined the Rhodesian Bush War as a teenager and was nicknamed “Teurai Ropa” because of her war tactics. In 1977, she got married to the late Solomon Mujuru. Post independance she was appointed Minister of Sports, […]

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The late Methodist Minister and first black Prime Minister of Zimbabwe Rhodesia Bishop Abel Muzorewa was born

On this day in 1925, politician and religious leader Bishop Abel Muzorewa was born in Old Umtali (Mutare), Zimbabwe. Muzorewa studied theology at Old Umtali Bible School, he was ordained as a Methodist priest in 1963 and in 1968 he was ordained as Bishop. In 1971, together Canaan Banana, they formed the United African National […]

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Former Zimbabwe National Soccer Team Captain Norman Mapeza was born

On this day in 1972, footballer Norman Mapeza was born in Zimbabwe. Mapeza began his football career playing for Darryn Textiles F.C in Harare. He then moved to Europe where he played for Galatasaray in the 1990s UEFA Champions League. He also coached football clubs in Zimbabwe before becoming the Warriors Captain. Currently, he is […]

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The first native-born Prime Minister Ian Smith was born

On this day in 1919, politician Ian Douglas Smith was born in Selukwe now Shurugwi, a small town in Midlands Province. His father was a prominent rancher in Rhodeisa. He did his primary education at Selukwe Primary, secondary education at Chaplin High School in Gweru and did a Bachelor of Commerce at the Rhodes University […]

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The late ZIPRA and deputy commander of the ZNA Lieutenant General Lookout Masuku was born

On this day in 1940, Lieutenant General Lookout Khalisabantu Vumindaba Masuku was born. During the Second Chimurenga Masuku commanded the Zimbabwe People’s Reolutionary Army a military wing of the Zimbabwe African People’s Revolutionary Army (ZAPU) and after independance he served the country as the deputy commander of the Zimbabwe national Army (ZNA) up until 1982. […]

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The late and first MDC spokesperson Learnmore Jongwe was born

On this day in 1974, politician Learnmore Jongwe was born in Zhombe, Zimbabwe. Jongwe joined politics in the late 1990s, at the first MDC congress he was elected as the first Party Spokesperson in 1999. It is alleged, Jongwe murdered his wife in 2002 after finding her in bed with another man. He died of […]

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Gospel Artist Charles Charamba was born.

On this day in 1971, gospel musician and religious leader Charles Charamba was born in Mudzi district, Zimbabwe. Charles Charamba joined AFM in 1988 and attended Living Waters Theology Seminary and obtained a Diploma in Theology, a National certificate in Music from Zimbabwe Music Academy and a Bachelor of Music Degree in Ethnomusicology from Africa […]

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